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RE officers GS cap with interesting history

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    Default RE officers GS cap with interesting history

    Just bought this one after a mistake by the dealer. I bought a Universal pattern FS cap with unit markings to the 5th Battalion Hampshire regiment which saw service in my areas of interest during the war and I also bought a badge to go on it, but the dealer contacted me today to say that it had already been sold and they had forgotten to mark it as such.

    Instead I bought this GS cap, owner marked to a captain in the RE, RF Aston and I checked on the London Gazette and found a captain with the same name and also from the RE was dismissed from the service in 1944 after a general courts martial. Probably the same officer and hopefully it will be possible to find out more about him and his service prior to his dismissal.
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    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Nice looking 'cap ridiculous'!I hope to add one of these to my collection one day..
    Sound like it might have an interesting story too...

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    Thanks. Good to get a named example with its original badge and a bit of history with it IMHO.

    http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issu...upplements/738
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    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    This sounds really interesting. Nice cap!

    Cheers, Ade.
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    Arrived today. WD arrow, makers mark and size mark are present but barely visible with the size being 71/8? Owners name is clear and as the seller stated.
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    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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