Original Early WW2 Attributed RAF Officer's Peaked Cap

Original Early WW2 Attributed RAF Officer's Peaked Cap

Code: 54740


A very nice original early WW2 RAF officer's peaked cap which belonged to 79632 Geoffrey Cecil Tudor Jones who served with the RAF during the war. 

Tudor Jones was commissioned into the RAF in the first half of 1940 as a pilot officer. He served as an engineering officer throughout the war including during the Battle of Britain as well as spending time in the Far East later in the war. I have seen some parts of his flying log book and they feature a wide range of types of aircraft. This listing also includes a picture of the original owner wearing the cap. 

The cap is a typical early war example which is much more heavily built than cap made later in the war. It is most likely the cap Tudor-Jones purchased when he was commissioned in May 1940. The cap has typical early features including a thin black coloured patent leather chin strap, tall sides and a much deeper leather sweatband to the interior than is encountered on later caps. It also features light coloured stitching to the crown and an original bullion RAF offcier's ca badge is fitted to the front. Inside the cap is lined a silver coloured rayon material and there is a size label which states the size as 7. The leather sweatband is marked 'Real Roam Leather' as is often found on period caps. 

The cap is in good condition with various signs of wear and use which are commensurate with a hat that was worn throughout the Second World War. There is some fading and soiling but overall it displays very well with an excellent 'been there' look to it. Please take time to study the pictures before purchasing. 

A very nice original and attributed cap from the start of the Second World War.