An original WW2 RAF Ordinary Airman's Forage Cap in good condition.
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.
The manufactures stamps inside have sadly worn away leaving only some details legible, namely the number 7 which relates to the size. What size it is exactly is hard to say. It could be larger than a size 7 with the other numbers missing but I think it is safest to say this is a 7 as I cannot prove otherwise.
The War Department broad arrow and WD stamp is also visible inside the cap in the same yellow ink as the size stamp. The yellow ink stamps feature on many wartime forage caps I have handled.
The condition of the hat is good overall and it displays nicely. It has clearly been worn but has clearly been looked after. There are a few moth holes which have been taken into account with the price.
All in all a good original wartime RAF side cap which displays well.