Got this cap on one of those "take a gamble" militaria moments of madness.
Now I think its a good cap and a period piece (or depending on views at the end of the post I may not !) the question for me what is it ?
The colours are standard for the infantry with the cap band and piping red.
It has a nice shape of the "crushed" style. It appears to have had a chinstrap at some point as the marks on each side of the cap band show were buttons have come off.
lt also has nice a silk lining inside and leather sweatband indicating a nice private purchase cap. The peak is vulcan fibre but quite flexible with it. done some forensics on it and its not plastic.
The thing that makes it odd is the sizing. It has the sizings of an other ranks
The cap band is 2.7cm and cap is 8.3cm high and the shape of the cap at the top of the crown is not in keeping with a service cap/officers cap.
This led me to the conclusion that it is a private purchase m1908 peaked field cap for the troops and was owned by a member of the medical corps / stretcher bearer or junior nco maybe ?
Please your : Comments, thoughts and opinions are welcome.