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Old 23-10-20, 12:33 PM
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Default Kings Regiment cap comforter

Interesting picture from Korea, soldier back row ,far left wearing a cap comforter ( thanks Taff) but with a cap badge and badge backing.

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Old 23-10-20, 12:41 PM
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Unusual - definitely a cap comforter?
I cant see he'd be wearing a souvenired side-cap of some kind (though I know from a short period of service in Kenya decades later that Kenyan army issue khaki slouch hats were de rigeur with some chaps whilst off duty.
A souvenir Bombay Bowler being sported too? Looks rather like one of the Amwerican pressed fibre ones.
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Some of them look as though they don't have a badge backing.

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Marc, you might be right but dark red on dark blue might not be noticeable in a b and w photo.

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I see what you mean - the only ones that I'm pretty sure that have patches
standing row - 2nd from right
middle / seated row - all seated ones except sergeant
front row - 1st from left

On many you can see the rectangular top of the backing.


nice! (who owns this and may I copy it?)
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Interesting picture from Korea, soldier back row ,far left wearing a cap comforter ( thanks Taff) but with a cap badge and badge backing.

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Never say never...interesting pic of very unusual headgear
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Default Cap Comforter

I had a cap comforter as a lad which, as I recall, was just an enclosed tube of stretchy material. You pushed one end up inside the other to create an open ended tube (ie a 'hat'), pulled it over your head and then turned it up all round to create the familiar commando 'cap'. Looks like the badge, presumably on a slider, is just hooked over the turn-up. Possibly just for the photo, but not necessarily a permanent arrangement. Wish I still had it now, but the moths got it in the days when they weren't worth anything.
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Old 31-10-20, 01:36 PM
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I have in the past owned a ( Kings Regiment) khaki field service cap where the badge had been stitched into position presumably because the owner though the slider was not enough to hold the badge in position.

I would not be surprised if the cap badge and backing had not been stitched onto the cap comforter.

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I would not be surprised if the cap badge and backing had not been stitched onto the cap comforter.

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I no longer have my old cap comforter - having happily chucked it into a black gash bag in exchange for my green beret - but it was a tube, rolled each time it was worn into the 'correct' shape. Would someone really stitch a cap badge onto something that needs to be re-shaped every time its worn?
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Possibly not but there again how many times have you seen a cap badge on a cap comforter?

Both the badge and backing would, I would have thought ,moved almost constantly, hence my suggested possibility.

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