A 1945 dated example of the RAF Ordinary Airmans Forage Cap which is almost identical to another I currently have listed down to the size and makers mark!
This cap is in excellent condition and is only let down by to small moth holes to the badge side, hence why it is cheaper than the other example.
The blue serge is still a bright blue colour as it would have been when it came out of the factory. It has clearly never been washed or used.
The cap features two black bakerlite buttons to the front which were typical used on late-war production caps such as this. The cap badge is an original brass kings crown example.
Inside the blue indigo sweatband lining is excellent condition and bares the size stamp 6 3//8. This part of the cap is usually the most worn but this example shows no signs of wear!
The black lining of the cap is also in excellent condition and all of the original yellow stamping is still clear. This again is rarely fully intact as it is one of the first areas to wear. The date of 1945 is very clear as is the War Department broad arrow and the maker 'S & P Harris Ltd, Glasgow'.
All in all, a very nice original hat which would look great in any RAF collection.