Original British Army 1922 Pattern Peaked Cap - Size 7 1/4

Original British Army 1922 Pattern Peaked Cap - Size 7 1/4

Code: 55228


An original 1922 Pattern Ordinary Ranks Peaked Cap dating from around the time of the Second World War and in good condition.

This pattern of cap came into issue with the British Army during the inter-war period and saw service throughout the Second World War and into the 1950s. It was worn with the Service Dress uniform but was also seen worn with the new Battledress uniform introduced in 1938. They were still being worn by a number of units during the Phoney War and during the Battle for France with some regiments or individuals still wearing them later in the war.

This example features brass general service buttons to each side. These hold an original brown chin strap across the peak of the cap. The interior is lined with black oilskin as is common to find with this pattern of cap and the underside of the peak is dark green. Some of the original markings are still present to the interior including the the maker's name and the size of 7 1/4. There is also a War Department acceptance stamp which features a potntially spurious letter 'P' which has either been re-applied due to not taking on the first attempt or added later. The letter P would denote 1941 as the year of issue.

The cap is in good condition overall and displays well. There are some signs of wear and age but overall it looks to be a nice wearable example. Please take time to study the pictures before purchasing and bear in mind that it is a vintage, pre-owned item which may have small flaws commensurate with age. 

A nice original period cap which would suit a collector or a re-enactor well diue to it being a larger size.