Grenadier Guards FS cap 1939 nearly mint
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I believe that Guards regiments, whether Household Cavalry, or Foot Guards, were much more likely to wear the peaked khaki service cap, usually with the slashed peak.
The vast majority of photos I seen , both pre-WWII, and in wartime , show them wearing the peaked cap. even off duty when overseas.
I surmise that it was another way to set them apart from line regiments.
Totally agreere: Ebay. i have had much success over the years with British items, and other countries as well, but, Eban can be quite frustrating with German items, especially from the TR era.
The "bargain" days of TR items are long gone, although I guess one can get lucky if they keep trying.
Too many overpriced items, and outright fakes for sale as well.
Indeed Bob and normally that would be the case, however for the Royal household Home Guard I do not know and when I first had it I did find pictures of guards men wearing FS caps as well as peaked caps. As I posted, this theory was suggested by a member on the brit badge forum who seemed to know what he was talking about. Either way I am happy.
Good to get a reply from you Bob.
its just an opinion.
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