Original 1944 Dated RAF Ordinary Airman's Forage Cap - Size 7 1/4

Original 1944 Dated RAF Ordinary Airman's Forage Cap - Size 7 1/4

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An original 1944 dated RAF Ordinary Airman's Forage cap in nice condition and a larger wearable size.


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 wartime manufacture. It features a brass Kings crown cap badge and two brass Kings crown RAF buttons to the front.

Inside the cap still retains its original markers stamp which state the year of manufacture as 1944 and the size as 7 1/4. The War Department broad arrow is still in evidence and the makers name 'A & J Gelfer, Glasgow' is also visible.

The condition of the cap is very nice as can be seen in the photographs. Whilst the cap has been worn it hasn't seen heavy use and still displays very well indeed.

Overall a nice wartime example of an RAF OA side cap in a harder to find large size.