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Trubia26 02-03-21 04:31 PM

Peaked cap markings
 
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Hello! I have seen these markings in the sweetband of a cap..I also saw these markings in a WWII cap on another forum (warelic)..this denote the cap is wartime or you can also see in postwar period caps? Thank you!
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leigh kitchen 02-03-21 04:45 PM

The markings appear in post war caps too.

Trubia26 02-03-21 06:25 PM

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Ok!...and what do you think about this one? (Forget the badge...it is clearly added...as you can see it has the marking of two holes for a lugged badge)
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MH331 02-03-21 06:57 PM

Very difficult to say itís WW2 that colour of material was worn well into the post WW2 period.

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Originally Posted by Trubia26 (Post 540831)
Ok!...and what do you think about this one? (Forget the badge...it is clearly added...as you can see it has the marking of two holes for a lugged badge)
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leigh kitchen 02-03-21 07:07 PM

The badge looks like an Other Ranks slidered one, incorrect, but it is possible for a cap to have been worn legitimately with different badges, for example when infantry regiment badges were replaced by brigade cap badges during the 1950s - 60's and then reintroduced.

Trubia26 02-03-21 07:10 PM

So there is no way to know what era belong?

JerryBB 02-03-21 09:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Trubia26 (Post 540844)
So there is no way to know what era belong?

show the underneath, also the buttons

Trubia26 03-03-21 12:20 PM

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Hi Jerry! Here you have the pictures!
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leigh kitchen 03-03-21 12:47 PM

The button is the second pattern worn by The Royal Logistical Corps, which was formed in 1993. That doesnt necessarily mean that the cap was made as late as 1993, it could perhaps have been badged and buttoned to one of the units that formed The RLC and that units insignia replaced by those of the new corps.

Trubia26 03-03-21 01:16 PM

That sounds like postwar cap

Trubia26 03-03-21 07:29 PM

..a postwar frankenstein cap...:D

leigh kitchen 03-03-21 07:54 PM

Looks like it's a post war cap that could simply be a RLC officers cap minus its cap badge and with the wrong cap badge slotted on it.
It could be a cap that's had its insignia changed by the officer when his Corps was rebadged as RLC.
I have a similar cap but by a Hong Kong manufacturer (I think), made in 1982 but with RLC buttons - probably just a RCT or RAOC or other Corps cap with insignia changed upon amalgamation into the RLC in the 1990's.

Trubia26 03-03-21 09:07 PM

It's a pitty...I thought it could be wartime...it is exactly like the RE one showed in this link (not the first one...I reffer to the one showed by the member called Bobs):

https://www.warrelics.eu/forum/ww1-a...hentic-518283/

JerryBB 05-03-21 04:09 PM

caps with the sticky brown crown liner tend to be late WWII and on into the early 1960's, most being 1950's. Easy to change buttons, strap and badges at any time.

Trubia26 05-03-21 04:55 PM

Ok, thank you! Probably I change buttons and badge to make it more correct!


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