Become our sponsor and display your banner here
Results 1 to 7 of 7

To identify possible ww1 field service cap

Article about: I've researched British, Canadian and Ausie caps for ww2 and later and can't find a match. Ive got a gut feeling this cap is ww1 or ealier. During my research I noted that there were some te

  1. #1

    Default To identify possible ww1 field service cap

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	100_0816.jpg 
Views:	516 
Size:	61.2 KB 
ID:	150347

    I've researched British, Canadian and Ausie caps for ww2 and later and can't find a match. Ive got a gut feeling this cap is ww1 or ealier. During my research I noted that there were some teritorial units wearing khaki F/S caps with a coloured panel. Can anyone tell me what regiment or corps this cap belonged to please?

  2. #2

    Default Re: To identify possible ww1 field service cap

    Looks WWI British to me. What are the buttons and are there any markings inside? Its a WWI English style that was copied by the Americans. When you say "colored panel" are you refering to a white band around the bottom of the cap? If so, that would be RFC/RAF aviation cadet.

  3. #3

    Default Re: To identify possible ww1 field service cap

    Sorry for the delay in my reply. The cap in question has no buttons and only the ghost of a badge. Its silk lined, typical officer, fine quality kd material. The coloured panel in question is the crown of the cap which is royal blue. The material of this pannel is fine wool. Ive researched as much as I can and I'm tending to think this is a victorian era cap. Any info would be greatly appreciated. There is nothing worse than not knowing the origins of an item!

  4. #4

    Default Re: To identify possible ww1 field service cap

    Quote by Croix de Guerre View Post
    Looks WWI British to me. What are the buttons and are there any markings inside? Its a WWI English style that was copied by the Americans. When you say "colored panel" are you refering to a white band around the bottom of the cap? If so, that would be RFC/RAF aviation cadet.
    Here is an RFC cap from my collection.
    Click to enlarge the picture Click to enlarge the picture Click image for larger version. 

Name:	My Collection June 2008 080.jpg 
Views:	888 
Size:	65.9 KB 
ID:	156731  

  5. #5

    Default Re: To identify possible ww1 field service cap

    The cap heldunkle posted looks identical to the one posted just a few moments ago, minus the buttons. I would say that it is British then..

    Regards,
    Finn

  6. #6

    Default Re: To identify possible ww1 field service cap

    Quote by Croix de Guerre View Post
    Here is an RFC cap from my collection.
    And here is another side cap of the same pattern but this one was worn by an American aviator. We (the Americans) adopted this style of cap from the Brits. It was considered more jaunty than the standard side cap issued by the US government which was patterned more closely to the French style. Buy your self some buttons and a cap device and you've got a nice WWI Brit side-cap.
    An American Volunteer with the Royal Flying Corp - U.S. Militaria Forum

    WWI 99th Aero Squadron Uniform Group - U.S. Militaria Forum

    http://warrelics.eu/forum/aviation-h...eer-rfc-16240/
    Click to enlarge the picture Click to enlarge the picture Click image for larger version. 

Name:	My Collection June 2008 045.jpg 
Views:	1871 
Size:	141.9 KB 
ID:	156767  

  7. #7

    Default Re: To identify possible ww1 field service cap

    Thanks for the info and pics Croix. The ghost of the badge on my cap does match an rfc cap badge perfectly, so the cap may well be an rfc cap. I'm still puzzled over the royal blue crown of the cap though. Never seen an rfc cap like mine....or any cap like mine for that matter.

Similar Threads

  1. The Field Service cap

    In Cloth headgear-Western Allies
    10-29-2012, 12:08 PM
  2. 09-18-2010, 04:35 PM
  3. WWI American Field Service Drivers Cap

    In WW1 Allies: Great Britain, France, USA, etc 1914 - 1918
    07-05-2010, 05:45 PM
  4. WW1 Field service postcards

    In WW1 Allies: Great Britain, France, USA, etc 1914 - 1918
    06-15-2010, 07:26 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •