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WW1 British Visor Cap

Article about: Picked this cap up. I will be keeping this one Its a great cap in wonderful condition. The seller told me it was ww1 and when I asked for what branch he didint know. I took a gamble and paid

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    Picked this cap up. I will be keeping this one Its a great cap in wonderful condition. The seller told me it was ww1 and when I asked for what branch he didint know. I took a gamble and paid 30 so I would love to find out more about it.

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    Thanks, Pat

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    Just a small bump. Am I right in thinking this is for machine gun corps?

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    Hi Patrick, this is a Royal Artillery full dress cap.

    I would not say exactly WW1 vintage though, but more like 1940's or very early 1950's.

    The cap badge is "Kings Crown" which was worn until 1953.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    As Ade posted, Royal artillery and pre 1953, though with the plastic liner to the crown probably from not long before then, early 50's I would say. Nice cap though and a fair price at 30.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Yes, it's likely post-WWII, but pre-1953. Looks like a nice Royal Artillery officer's cap, for ranks of 2/lt, Lt, and captain.
    The Machine Gun Corps, a WWI creation, was disbanded soon after WWI , I believe. It was certainly long gone by WWII. Their badge was crossed machine guns, rather unsurprisingly!

    BobS

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    Thanks for the replies. Postwar items are really not what I collect so I might not keep it.

    Thanks again gents, learned something new.

    Cheers, Pat

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