Have you see all the latest buzz about how all the hip and current people are wearing bucket hats.
This made me chuckle – because it made me realise how cool my family was on our camping and fishing holidays when I was a kid. We wore bucket hats – in orange – a very hip colour at the time.
I just thought we were being practical – with greater sun protection!
Also, I had one with a zip compartment in the top.
The bucket hat was often popular with fisherman – and I fondly remember the hat on fly fisherman Henry Blake in MASH!
Even as a kid, I thought this hat was so symbolic. He was in the military – yet his hat showed colour and variety and an interest in more peaceful pursuits.
When I did my defence correspondent training, our army instructors taught us…
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