RAF 'Air Rank' Field Service Cap
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.