Original 1944 Dated RAF Ordinary Airman's Forage Cap
An original 1944 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 black plastic kings crown buttons are fitted to the front of the cap.
Inside the cap the original makers markings are still present and legible. The had was made by 'J. Compton Sons & Webb Ltd'. The War Department broad arrow marking is present as is the size of 7 1/4. Below this is the War Department broad arrow marking which is surmounted by the letter 'M' which denotes 1944 as the year of issue.
The cap is in nice condition as can be seen in the pictures with some signs of age and wear. The black interior lining is good with only limited signs of service wear.
A nice original RAF cap which is clearly dated. This would undoubtedly make a great addition to any WW2 collection!