A scarce original Women's Auxiliary Air Force officer's peaked cap which was made by Burberrys during WW2.
This pattern of cap was worn throughout the Second World War by officers serving in the WAAF and was replaced with a new pattern in the immediate post-war period. The cap is made from the standard RAF coloured blue grey barathea wool and features a stitched peak and a stitched skirt which can be folded down. A black mohair band is fitted around the base of the crown and an officers pattern cap badge is fitted to the front of this. A black patent leather chin strap is fitted to the front using two black cloth covered buttons which are both original to the cap.
Inside the cap is lined with a gray coloured rayon material and features a drawstring section which allows the cap to be made smaller. The original owner has added a name tag which reads 'Annette Mack' which may offer the prospect of further research. The original maker's label is also still present and bears the maker's name of 'Burberry' along with the classic graphics used by the company.
The cap is a smaller size which equates to a 6 1/4 measuring 20" around the inside circumference.
The cap is in good condition and displays well with some signs of wear and use. There is a hole to the top and there is some age to the chin strap where it is hidden behind the skirt. Please take time to study the pictures before purchasing and bear in mind that this is a vintage, pre-worn item which has some small flaws commensurate with age.
One of the hardest to find wartime caps and from a prestigious maker!
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