An original WW2 RAF Ordinary Airman's Forage Cap in good condition dating to 1942.
These caps came into issue with the RAF shortly before the Second World War and were worn by all airman of the rank of Flight Sergeant and below. It is now an iconic piece of wartime RAF clothing synonymous with both Sergeant Aircrew and ground crew alike.
This particular example features a brass Kings crown cap badge and two brass Kings crown buttons to the front as was standard at the beginning of WW2 and make it ideal for someone looking for an early example.
The original makers stamp is still visible to the interior and the 1942 date can just be made out. The size is also present but slightly unclear. I believe it reads 6 5/8.
The cap has been issued and bares the original owners name and named which have been added to the interior in ink.
The condition of the cap is very good as can be seen in the photographs. It only shows minimal signs of wear, mainly to the interior.
All in all a very nice early war example of this RAF hat which would make a good addition to a Second World War RAF collection.