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Old 27-04-18, 04:44 PM
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Kings own officers caps ,but how old ?
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Old 27-04-18, 05:12 PM
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Forage cap was originally a Royal West Kent's Field Officers by the look of it. Silver and gilt buttons, some kind of bodge job chinstrap, bit of age to it, although the scruffy badge looks modern (repro?), pre 60's.
The FSC's going to date somewhere between 1959-2006, it may have fallen out of fashion within battalions or the regiment during that period. It'll probably be shown in the KOBR edition of "The Regiment".
I'm not sure the colours are right for KOBR, and it looks like it's not an officers cap given the yellow rather than gold piping.

Edit, had a quick look at "The Regiment", it looks like officers did wear the FSC with yellow piping, so it's missing the badge of lion and wreath in gold wire on dark blue backing

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Old 27-04-18, 05:24 PM
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Thanks for info
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Old 14-05-18, 02:48 PM
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That was never a Royal West Kent regiment officers coloured field service cap , as RWK CFSC were dark blue with only two thin Kentish Grey pipings across the town and the buttons two small Royal cypher as per regimental pattern
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Old 14-05-18, 03:03 PM
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Agreed - I was referring to the forage cap, not the FSC which is KOBR.
Edit: Would you happen to know the FSC colours for the 20th Londons (well, they're kind've West Kent)?
I have bought one recently, I have absolutely no reason to doubt the seller but neither of us know of a reference to the caps colours.
It'd be good to have a reference that I can "file".

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Old 14-05-18, 06:46 PM
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There was one in the 20th London case at the RWK museum in maidstone, if memory serves me well, However after the refit a few years ago a lot of stuff was archived ! but next time I'm in there ill remind myself to look for you
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Old 14-05-18, 06:54 PM
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Thanks, as I say, a trustworthy seller but neither of us has a definite reference. (Kings Crown GS buttons).
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