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    Hi everyone a mate just turned up today with a couple of mixed bags of items from a house clearance so trying to put everything in the correct section especially as most of these items are outside of my usual field so as per usual any help is welcome with thanks........Jake.
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    With Regards Jake.

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    This is a British field service cap (rather than a beret) of the WW2 period. It is the regular army type but could have belonged to a Home Guardsman. It looks to be of enlisted mans quality and has the standard general service buttons, it would originally have had a cap badge of course on the left hand side.

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    Quote by douglas2496 View Post
    This is a British field service cap (rather than a beret) of the WW2 period. It is the regular army type but could have belonged to a Home Guardsman. It looks to be of enlisted mans quality and has the standard general service buttons, it would originally have had a cap badge of course on the left hand side.
    Indeed as Douglas has posted Universal Pattern Field Service Cap, or FS Cap as they are often known or a side cap. General army OR's issue up until circa 1937 to late 43 when it starts to get replaced by the General Service cap, if it has a better quality liner for officers, hard to say from the pics which it is, but OR's seems most likely. They were worn by the HG, but without evidence hard to say for certain.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Thanks Jerry and Doug,there's no label or date inside,but im happy with it regards.............Jake.
    With Regards Jake.

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    Quote by ruddersrangers44 View Post
    Thanks Jerry and Doug,there's no label or date inside,but im happy with it regards.............Jake.
    I have 3 of this type of cap, all dated with makers marks, 39, 40 & 41, two are British made and one is Canadian. The earliest one has pre WWI Grenadier Guards buttons on it and is badged to the Grenadier Guards and is thought to probably have belonged to a Vet who had served before the Great war and then was part of the Royal Household Home Guard during WWII.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Is it common Jerry not to have any size MFG labeled inside these types of caps.............Jake.
    With Regards Jake.

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    Quote by ruddersrangers44 View Post
    Is it common Jerry not to have any size MFG labeled inside these types of caps.............Jake.
    Most often they are printed so if worn and washed a lot the markings vanish, so not a problem, as it looks well worn.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    I found traces of the ink stamp but to faded to read also the number inside doesn't match any of the Army 64 books so a bit of a let down,the number is 7668742 if anyone can assist that would be very helpful...............jake.
    With Regards Jake.

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    Hi Jake, the service number is for Royal army Pay Corps.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    I've noticed suddenly how much these FS caps are fetching on ebay,some hitting over 40,times are changing.........
    With Regards Jake.

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