Original British Army 1922 Pattern Service Dress Cap - 6 3/8
An original 1922 Pattern Ordinary Ranks Peaked Cap fitted with an original East Lancashire Regiment Cap Badge.
This pattern of cap came into issue with the British Army during the inter-war period and saw service throughout the Second World War and into the 1950s. It was worn with the Service Dress uniform but was also seen worn with the new battledress uniform introduced in 1938. They were still being worn by a number of units during the Phoney War and during the Battle for France with some regiments or individuals still wearing them later in the war.
This example features a white metal kings crown cap badge to the front and features two brass general service buttons to each side. These hold an original brown chin strap across the peak of the cap and the interior is lined with black oilskin as is common to find with this pattern of cap. The underside of the peak is green which is another common period trait.
The markings to the interior are worn leaving it only partially legible. The makers name of 'J. Compton Sons & Webb' is visible as is the size of 6 3/8 and the War Department broad arrow marking. The date is not legible but the cap was most likely made in the 1950s although it could be earlier. The pattern is identical to WW2 meaning that this would still make a good stand-in for a dated example.
The cap is in very good condition overall and displays well. It shows only limited signs of wear and use as can be seen in the pictures.
A nice original period cap which would suit a collector or a re-enactor well.
Mid 20th Century, WW2