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Old 15-01-22, 09:08 PM
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Hi Simon,

An excellent photo! Thanks for sharing. Nice clear detail of the badges.

From what I’ve been able to glean from both of Fazan’s books, for officers, the peaked cap replaced the officer’s field service cap in 1904 and was worn as he put it, ‘for best’. It was blue, with a red band and black peak, with a white summer cover. Also in 1904, OR’s were issued the Broderick, so this picture probably dates to shortly after whenever the Broderick was discontinued. I cannot find more specific dates for the use of this cap for ORs, or any reference to a cover for them.

Badges would be the W/M versions worn from 1899 to 1908, when, on joining the TF, they changed to GM, apart from on ceremonial occasions. That this photo pre-dates 1908 is indicated by the ‘1CP’ cloth titles. Reference is made to the cloth ‘1CP’ shoulder titles already being worn in 1902. I hope this is helpful.

Kind Regards,

Pete

Last edited by Tiger Pete; 15-01-22 at 09:38 PM. Reason: Eratum
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