Original 1943 Dated RAF Ordinary Airman's Forage Cap
An original 1943 Dated RAF Ordinary Airman’s Forage Cap in goodcondition and complete with its original cap badge.
This pattern of cap came into issue with the RAF during the 1930s and saw issue throughout the Second World War, being replaced with a beret in the immediate post-war years. It was worn by all airmen under the rank of Flight Sergeant and is now an iconic piece of Second World War headwear.
The cap features a brass kings crown cap badge which is almost certainly original to the cap. As well as this two brass kings crown buttons are fitted to the front of the cap.
Inside the cap the original makers markings are still present but have been worn away over time. Part of the size can be made out as 6 (I believe the cap is a 6 7/8) and the War Department braod arrow marking is also visible. The 1943 date is also still just legible.
The cap is in goodcondition as can be seen in the pictures with some signs of age and wear. There are a few nicks to the outside as detailed in the pictures.
A nice original RAF cap which is clearly dated. This would make a great addition to any WW2 collection!