An original WW2 RAF Ordinary Airman's Forage Cap in good condition dating to 1944
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 is typical of mid to late Second World War manufacture featuring two black plastic economy RAF buttons to the front and the black plastic cap badge.
The manufactures stamps inside have sadly worn away leaving only some details legible. The size is marked as 6 7/8 and the War Department stamp is also still intact and is surmounted by the letter 'M' which denotes 1944 as the year of issue.
The condition of the cap is good as can be seen in the pictures. It is still a nice deep RAF blue colour and not a washed out, worn example as often seen on the market .There is some light soiling to the interior but this could most likely be carefully clean out.
Altogether a nice wartime cap with the sought-after economy buttons and badge combination which looks so wartime. Ideal for the collector or Re-enactor.