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 Post subject: RAF Regiment
PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 13:18 pm 
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hi guy saw a few pics of RAF Regiment O/Rs wearing a peaked cap. looked like an officers but was ridged at the top and had O/Rs cap badge in it. were these warn if so was it just RAF Reg. and what dates would they have been warn from?

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 17:04 pm 
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MTDs wore peaked caps aswell, maybe it was a ground gunner type?

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 20:52 pm 
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Hi Martin, the cap you've pictured is a 1950s ORs cap. It has a more "squared off" style peak, whereas the pre WW2 cap had a much more "rounded" peak.

From my understanding these caps were being "phased out" from 1937 onwards and weren't worn very much at all by ORs during WW2, exceptions being RAFP and some early war photos of ORs who were issued them before the war and still wore them. Very much the exception rather than the rule at the time.

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for RAF Reg your looking at side caps and/or berets up till the late 40s start of the 50s. some times a misconsetion occures when people see the ACC boys wearing them.

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cheers guys thats sroted that out. thanks for your help

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 13:47 pm 
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Hi Martin,
The Sidecap I got you is correct for Regt. I wear my SD cap occasionally as senior sergeant/ duty sergeant.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 18:19 pm 
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ahhh, thats awesome matt. prefer the side cap mate!! thats interesting mate, so they were more of a senior ranks piece of kit? just sewn on those fully screw stripes you gave me mate, looks the DBs mate, cheers. cant wait to wear it out. will have to see what the lads are doing for kit re churnet valley mate, might be able to get it on :D

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Hollywood44 wrote:
ahhh, thats awesome matt. prefer the side cap mate!! thats interesting mate, so they were more of a senior ranks piece of kit? just sewn on those fully screw stripes you gave me mate, looks the DBs mate, cheers. cant wait to wear it out. will have to see what the lads are doing for kit re churnet valley mate, might be able to get it on :D


Hi Hollywood,
Yeah we'll see what they're doing, if nothing i'll get my Regt SD kit on or my RM blues on :-)

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 20:50 pm 
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too right we will mate!!! ooo RMs sounds good, if your doing RM i'll go RN mate!!!

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That sounds good Hollywood, I might bring some of my guards kit too, LOL.
Though will be great to get some RAF kit on.
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I have all three and will be using the beret and side cap this weekend along with my sten and mk 4 ooh what a lovely war, mmmh theres a song there newarks going to be buzzing this weekend and you come on either of the days dressing in the style of 1940s then you can get in free, worth a visit just to strut your stuff guys


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