An original RAF Ordinary Airman’s peaked cap which is code marked ‘M’ which debtors either 1944 or 1954. Whilst the cap may be wartime manufactor for the purposes of this listing I am referring to it as post-war.
These caps came into use with the formation of the RAF in 1918 and were the main headwear for O/A throughout the 1920s and '30s. They were still in use for many years after the Second World War with the 1950s examples, such as this, being almost identical to their pre-war counterparts.
This particular cap was made by ‘L. Silberston & Sons, London’ who we ke ofnthe most prolific manufactures of this type of cap. The cap features a green under peak and a high quality leather chin strap with brass adjusters.
The hat is a sie 7.
In extremely good condition this hat displays very well and would be ideal for a re-enactor or for a collector wishing to fill a gap in his RAF collection.