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Tam O Shanter Balmoral cap

Article about: Picked this up yesterday, a Balmoral cap that has had it's tourie removed so it could be used as a GS cap, though when this was done is unknown. Makers and size marks are just visible and as

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    Default Tam O Shanter Balmoral cap

    Picked this up yesterday, a Balmoral cap that has had it's tourie removed so it could be used as a GS cap, though when this was done is unknown. Makers and size marks are just visible and as it just about fits me it must be somewhere about a size 7 to 7&1/4. Hard to decide if just to add a badge or try and replace the tourie as well?

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    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Just bought a Gordon highlanders badge for it, so just need the Gordon tartan backing cloth and the long attachment pin for the badge and the toori to restore it to its former glory. I went for the Gordons as they were part of the Highland division and served in N. Africa and Italy.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Quote by Bond View Post
    Just bought a Gordon highlanders badge for it, so just need the Gordon tartan backing cloth and the long attachment pin for the badge and the toori to restore it to its former glory. I went for the Gordons as they were part of the Highland division and served in N. Africa and Italy.
    Jerry, you are going for the complete look?

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    Quote by NunoGTI View Post
    Jerry, you are going for the complete look?
    Just trying to restore it as it would have been and to a unit serving in my areas of interest, Africa and Italy. They did not wear kilts in the front line in WWII if thats what you were thinking!

    Trying to get an example of each type of headgear worn by the British army during WWII, though I expect a Caubeen will be hard to find and expensive for an original wartime example, so I'll probably settle for an example of most types of headgear.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    The badge I bought which I am waiting to arrive and another showing the backing patch of Gordon tartan which I need to get if anyone has one?
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    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Is that Ade in the 4th pic? lol
    William

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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    Quote by Wagriff View Post
    Is that Ade in the 4th pic? lol
    I don't think Ade smokes, though it is an old picture.

    General Sir Neil Ritchie, one time commander of the 8th Army under the Auk.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neil_Ritchie
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    No, I have never smoked, a mugs game!

    Nice cap. I look forwards to seeing it in all it's glory. I have not got one of these.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    Added the badge and backing to it.
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    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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