An original Royal Engineers Officers coloured side cap complete with its original embroidered cap badge.
This private purchase cap was made by Moss Bros around the time of the Second World War. Whilst impossible to date to a specific year, as is often the case with private purchase items, the cap is certainly from the period. The construction and materials used are typical of the era as is the bullion cap badge. There is also a size sticker inside the cap which is again identical to those commonly found in hats from the 1930s and 1940s.
The size sticker inside the cap is stuck directly to the rayon lining and reads 6 7/8. There is a velvet sweatband around the inside edge and the makers label is in gold and bares the Royal coat of arms.
The condition of the cap is very good and it displays very nicely. There are next to know signs of wear or age but please study the pictures as these form part of the description.
Altogether a very nice original period hat which would make a good addition to any collection.