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.