WW2 BRITISH RECONNAISSANCE CORPS OFFICER SERVICE DRESS CAP

WW2 BRITISH RECONNAISSANCE CORPS OFFICER SERVICE DRESS CAP

£175.00

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Description

A rare to find service dress cap for an officer serving with the Reconnaissance Corps (the favoured field service head wear was the beret).
Cap is in excellent untouched condition, with one minor surface moth ‘nip’ to the cap crown.
Leather chin band in supple condition, held in place by two GS buttons.
Leather head band in matching, very good condition with a small area becoming un-stitched to the left side as worn.
Good clear maker details to cap croiwn.
The cap badge appears as an other ranks brass badge. This may not be the case as the fittings (as much as I can see them) seem to be fitting blades (possibly a theatre made badge). The badge has however been in-situ many, many years and has I feel been cleaned in situe….all this leaving an imprint of the badge on the cap centre band.
A nice good clean cap !
(I have included a period image of just such a cap being worn, just for reference, see image 8….Its an original Daily Mail press photograph shown in Robert Hilton’s book ‘Freddie Gough’s Specials at Arnhem)