A lovely original Royal Navy Chief Petty Officers Cap as worn in the Fleet Air Arm during the Second World War.
This cap is genuine period example featuring a green underside to the peak, a quilted lining and a narrow chin strap which are all features usually associated with pre-war or early-war peaked caps.
The cap features a fantastic original cap badge with a kings crown which is in great condition as is the mohair band that it’s attached to.
The overall condition of the cap is extremely good and if it has been issued at any point then it has only had light wear. The black wool is in excellent condition with no signs of damage, the interior and leather sweatband are very clean, the peak is good and both the original cloth covered buttons which hold the chinstrap on are intact. The only small flaw is smal amount of damage to the green material underneath the peak which is clearly shown in the photographs.
The cap is a size 6 7/8 so should fit on a standard display head well.
All in all, a lovely original wartime Royal Navy CPO hat which would be ideal for the re-enactor or collector.