A rare original Civil Air Guard Field Service Cap in good condition and in a size 7.
This pattern of cap was worn by both men and women of the Civil Air Guard. This body was formed in July 1938 for members of civilian flying clubs to join. It offered a subsidised cost for learning to fly on the agreement that anyone who joined would go into the RAF or Fleet Air Arm if war broke out. By the beginning of the Second World War most members had gone to join either the RAF or FAA as civilian flying had ceased which makes this cap a rare item only produced for slightly more than a year.
The hat is made from a dark blue coloured wool serge material and features a chrome and enamel Civil Air Guard cap badge to one sign. Two Civil Air Guard pattern buttons are fitted to the front and are again chrome plated and feature the CAG acronym. The interior of the cap is lined with a black coloured cotton and features a size label which is typically found in British hats from the late 1930s and early 1940s. It bears the size of 7.
The cap is in good condition with limited signs of wear and age. There is some minor moth grazing as illustrated in the pictures but on the whole it is a good example which displays well. Please take time to study the pictures and bear in mind that this is a vintage, pre-worn item which may have small flaws commensurate with age.
A very nice original pre-war cap which would make a great addition to any WW2 or aviation collection.