An original WRNS Rating cap dating from the Second World War.
This pattern of cap was introduced in mid-1942 and saw widespread issue throughout the rest of the war within the service. Modelled on the men's ratings hat it replaced the earlier pattern WRNS 'floppy' style hat. It differs from the men's cap as the crown is not stiffened and features a quilted linter to the inside. The hat is made from the regulation colour of serge wool and features a leather sweatband to the interior. The original owner has marked their name to the sweatband.
The hat is a small size of approximately 6 3/4".
The cap is in used condition but still displays well. Overall the condition is good but please take time to study the pictures and bear in mind that it is a vintage, pre-owned item which may have small issues commensurate with age.
All in all a good original example of this rare pattern of hat. It would make a great addition to any WW2 collection!
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