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Old 12-08-20, 08:35 PM
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Hi,

what are the thoughts on this side hat on ebay

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Royal-Arm...oAAOSwvi9fMnrs

and this one too

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ROYAL-ARM...cAAOSwod1fNB3f

I'e not seen an education corps ones like it but could it before but am always discovering new things

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Old 13-08-20, 04:52 PM
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Ridiculous hat and dodgy attribution.
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Old 13-08-20, 05:26 PM
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The second one you show,not a British military cap Iíve ever seen thatís for sure

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Old 13-08-20, 05:32 PM
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Thanks very much - just wanted to make sure it wasnít just my lack of knowledge

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The second hat is a Sangkok or Songkok. British Army personnel on loan service in Brunei wear/wore this headgear sometimes in Corps or Regimental colours.

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As worn by the Royal Corps of Signals in Malaya and Singapore

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Fuller detail from Headdress, Badges and Embellishments of the Royal Corps of Signals by Major A G Harfield BEM, published 1982.
Note the reference to Wahid & Co as the manufacturer.

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Here is a Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers version (REME).

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Royal Army Ordnance Corps (RAOC) version

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Thanks Tim, that would make a lot of sense - the Brunei Loan Service team now wear full Brunei uniform.

Could the side hat be linked to the signals with the blue central section?
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