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Extreme cold weather cap 1943

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    Picked up this weekend, British army winter cap, WD stamped with N for 1943 and size 71/4.
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    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Very nice Jerry!
    It's definately the right time of year to get one of these!
    Ralph.
    Searching for anything relating to, Anton Boos, 934 Stamm. Kp. Pz. Erz. Abt. 7, 3 Kompanie, Panzer-Regiment 2, 16th Panzer-Division (My father)

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    Not something you see very often and is a good addition to my types of British headgear collection. Only ever seen one with a badge which was posted recently by a member here, Douglas so nice to find one. I have the modern British army type, gortex and fleece for winter wear, and very cosy it is too.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    A beautiful example.

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    Quote by douglas2496 View Post
    A beautiful example.
    Thanks Douglas. I just had another look at your example and noticed it does not have the sheepskin on it, presumably more than one version of these were manufactured. Does yours have hooks on the inner lining so you can fold the flaps up inside it?
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Hi Jerry, yes it does. In its construction its obviously very like yours, but without the sheepskin flaps, an interesting feature I havnt seen before. These caps are shown in 'The World War Two Tommy' by Brayley and Ingram, Crowood Press. They are shown being worn in re-enactment photos with and without cap badges, by mountain troops and by infantry in winter gear, and described as Ski caps. The examples shown also lack the sheepskin. I like these caps and feel they are often overlooked, so its nice to see someone else showing an interest in them. If anyone has any wartime pictures of them in wear I'm sure we would all like to see them.
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    Thanks for the extra pics of your example. The only wartime pic I have found so far is in BL Davies's British Army uniforms and Insignia of WWII.

    I thought yours looked really good and I have only ever seen a few for sale, but I was lucky enough to find my example for a very good price on the weekend.
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    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Thats great. I have the book but had overlooked this picture, so thanks for that.

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    P215 in my copy.
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    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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