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Canadian cold weather cap

Article about: Great photos guys! Cheers, Ade.

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    Just wanted to show you all this. Any ideas what the purpose of the flap in the front was? its sewn to the cap at the top, I suspect if the small patch of stitching was broken the flap will just flop around in the wearers face.
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    Nice "Yukon" style cap.

    As far as I know it was there to provide extra insulation and to take the cap badge. Much like Russian "Ushanka" caps.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Thanks for that Ade, I didn't know it was called a 'Yukon' style cap. I can see how the flap would help stop some wind on the forehead, but the patch of stitching is very weak holding the flap up. Bad design I guess.

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    Helldunkle i got the army version and the airforce version of the cap and the stitching is weak on both of them so i think they were made like that or maybe Ade could confirm that ?
    Frenchy


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    All the ones I have handled have been like that.

    I really like the Air Force version as my Great Uncle wore one.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    They look great with insignia frenchy. I need an air force version now as well!

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    Helldunkle i like the air force one better for some reason the material is thicker and looks more sturdy than the army one i was lucky to find that airforce cap in a us dealer online for a good price with the insigna
    Frenchy

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    I wore one of these when I was a pup...I remember the front flap was not sewn but it would stay there while I was wearing it. Wish I could find that cap again...but it disappeared years ago.

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    Here's a photo of my uncle wearing one with a white officer candidate flash attached. My father was also WWII RCAF and said these were only worn in Canada,not overseas,& they called them pisspots as they weren't very popular with the men.Click image for larger version. 

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    Nice pic! I never saw the flash worn on one of these caps yet.

    Here's a pic of a whole bunch of them. Notice the CO's in the center wearing the wolf fur caps...those are nice to wear.

    The photo was taken at #20 BTC(RCASC) Kitchener, Ontario 1941. My Grandfather is sitting in the first row...third from left.


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