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RAF 'Air Rank' Field Service Cap

RAF 'Air Rank' Field Service Cap

Code: U16636


By  Gieves Ltd. of Old Bond Street, London.  Size unknown but has an internal length of approx. 28cm.  Fine barathea cloth sidecap with pale blue-grey piping.  Heavily domed brass King's crown buttons.  Special 'Air officers' cap badge with bullion wreath, brass eagle and King's crown surmounted with a bullion lion.  Pale tan satin lining with matching velvet trim.  

The cap is quite clean and retains good colour. There is some moth trailing on the right side along with a few small holes.  A larger hole (12mm max dimension) is largely hidden.  Photos 8, 9 & 10 show details of this same hole.  These 'Air Rank'  field service caps were introduced by Air Ministry Order (AMO) A142/40 (presumably in 1940) and are rare and highly sought after.  Displays very well.  Stock code U16636.