An original Royal Air Force officer's forage cap dating from the Second World War.
These caps were a popular alternative to the peaked cap for RAF officers during WW2 as they were much easier to store in a pocket or similar. They were worn throughout the war in all theatres and were also worn by Warrant Officers.
This particular example features a brass king's crown cap badge and brass RAF kings crown buttons to the front. The interior is lined with a golden coloured rayon material and there are no labels or other markings.
The hat is a larger size which is easily a 7 1/4. The internal length of the cap measures 11" when laid flat.
The cap is in well worn condition but still displays reasonably well. There are plenty of signs of wear and use and there is damage to the exterior which can be seen in the picture. The cap is a well used example which is far from perfect and this is reflected in the price.
An original wartime side cap in a larger size.
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