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British side cap id?

Article about: An impulse buy from Ebay, very cheap but I don't know which service it would be for. It has Kings crown general service buttons which should mean it is pre 1953 and has signs of it having ha

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    An impulse buy from Ebay, very cheap but I don't know which service it would be for. It has Kings crown general service buttons which should mean it is pre 1953 and has signs of it having had a badge, though what is hard to see.

    Any thoughts? RA or RE would be my guesses though it could be regimental colours.

    I looked in this thread and it might be one of a few different choices, but WWII RAOC would be good for me, though whatever it is, is good with me.

    http://www.warrelics.eu/forum/USA-br...e-caps-163237/
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    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    These things are really hard to nail down sometimes as the minor variations are endless. RAOC is a very likely candidate.

    Definitely not RA or RE though. The RA always used a blue cap with a red curtain, and the RE one is blue piped yellow.

    Rob

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    Quote by Battery Command Post View Post
    These things are really hard to nail down sometimes as the minor variations are endless. RAOC is a very likely candidate.

    Definitely not RA or RE though. The RA always used a blue cap with a red curtain, and the RE one is blue piped yellow.

    Rob
    Agree Rob, not RA or RE as I have managed to do some research since I made the post, it was just the red & blue reminded me of them from shoulder titles I have, as are the RAOC ones I have.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    I noticed when looking again that it does not have the piping on the peak, so maybe it is not RAOC.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    umm it should have a tag,stamp or else it might be hand sewn

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    Quote by warRelic View Post
    umm it should have a tag,stamp or else it might be hand sewn
    Not sure what you mean when you post it might be hand sewn?

    No sign of a tag or stamp, though not an issue IMHO.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Ive had a look at 'British army uniforms and insignia' by B.Davis, there is a list of coloured side hats in there...and im stumped!
    Might be worth emailing this company that make repro's Coloured Field Service Caps |

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    Quote by NCA View Post
    Ive had a look at 'British army uniforms and insignia' by B.Davis, there is a list of coloured side hats in there...and im stumped!
    Might be worth emailing this company that make repro's Coloured Field Service Caps |
    Thanks for that. I have a copy of the book you mention in the post to me. If I fail through other means to ID it, I will try contacting the site you linked to as a last resort.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    That book is superb.Highly recommended.

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    Quote by NCA View Post
    That book is superb.Highly recommended.
    I know and I have been meaning to buy it for ages, but only got round to it the other day.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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