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Original WW2 British Army Officers FS Cap - Size 7 1/8
A nice example of a British Army Officers Forage Cap in a wearable size 7 1/8.
These caps were used during the Great War by Officers (particularly those in the Royal Flying Corps) and became a popular alternative to the peaked cap during the Second World War.
This example is most likely a Second War example as most found these days date from that period. There is no date present, as there rarely is with private purchase uniform, but these caps were never really seen in use after the Second World War.
The overall condition of the cap is excellent as can be seen in the photographs. The wool barathea used to make the body of the cap is perfect with no rips, tears or signs of moth. The front of the cap features two officers quality General Service buttons which are in perfect condition.
There is evidence of a cap badge being attached to the cap at some stage, possibly a Royal Artillery 'Ubique' judging by the indent left on the cap. It would of course be possible to fit a difference cap badge if you so wished.
The interior of the cap is very clean showing only minimal signs of wear. This of course doesn't detract from how the cap displays. There is evidence of where a makers label has been at some stage too.
The cap is a decent good size of about a 7 1/8.
Overall, a nice example of a private purchase officers cap which would suit both the collector and the re-enactor equally.