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 an original cap badge with a kings crown. There is a small amount of damage to the badge around the left hand side of the wreath. Aside from this it is in good shape.
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 mohair band is also good but there are a couple of plucked areas each side of the cap badge. Please study the photos.
The cap is a size 6 7/8 as is stated on the original label inside the leather sweatband. It also states 'Sanders & Brightman' of Luton as the maker.
All in all, a lovely original wartime Royal Navy CPO hat which would be ideal for the re-enactor or collector.