Original 1942 Dated RAF Ordinary Airman's Forage Cap
An original 1942 Dated RAF Ordinary Airman’s Forage Cap in good condition, 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.
This particular hat is an early war example dating from 1942. Sadly the makers stamp has been worn away over time making it illegible today but the War Department WD marking is still present and is surmounted by the letter ‘O’ denoting 1942 as the year of manufacture.
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.
The size stamp inside the cap is unclear sadly but it measures up as a size 7 1/8 - 7 1/4 approximately.
The cap is in good condition as can be seen in the pictures. It has various signs of wear and use to both the interior and exterior and clearly saw plenty of action during the war. Please study the pictures as they form part of the description.
A good original RAF cap which is date and would suit both a collector and a re-enactor.
Mid 20th Century