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Old 24-05-18, 05:46 PM
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I need your help to identify and date this cap. Thank you
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Old 24-05-18, 06:32 PM
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A "Buffalo" cap, I believe that they were named after the manufacturer although yours doesn't bear the name. I don't know how long they were worn for, the only ones I've seen are 1950's dated, the one I have is late 50's dated but fitted with green painted kings crown buttons.
No doubt someone who knows the full details of these caps will post more full information.
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Old 24-05-18, 06:41 PM
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I can't edit due to internet problems - some information here:

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Old 24-05-18, 07:02 PM
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First of all Buffalo Cap is a company name for a cap company out of Winnipeg, Manitoba and is not the name of any specific type of military cap. Calling a piece of headdress a buffalo cap is much like calling every automobile a Ford.

Secondly, what you have is a post-SWW CWAC (Canadian Women's Army Corps) summer cap.

If you intend to collect Canadian headdress then I suggest skipping most of the internet sites and invest in some correct information by purchasing a copy of 'Fuss and Fashion' from Service Publications. It is money well spent and saves you the time of trolling forums looking for advice.
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Old 24-05-18, 07:19 PM
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"Buffalo cap" seems to be a common name in the UK for these caps, allegedly because of the manufacturer.
I'll not argue the sense of calling them that, as it doesn't particularly make sense to me, it's just a name for them here.
I wasn't aware that the one shown was a woman's.
Pleasing to see that I was right in expecting someone who knew about these things to post info.
As I only have the one Canadian cap it's more liable to find itself in Room 101 than I am to buy a book on the subject, but you can't argue with getting books if you're going to collect stuff.
Alas, I'll merely trawl for info on such things and spend cash on books on "my" collecting vices.
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The cap being worn by Lance Corporal N.Elliott.
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A nice photo - what does the "GS" badge signify please?
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A nice photo - what does the "GS" badge signify please?
The GS badge was to diffenrentiate General Service soldiers (those who had volunteered for,or had been appointed to, in the Active Army for the duration of the war) from conscripts.
In 1945,personnel authorisd to wear the GS badge were those who had voluntarily enlisted in the Canadian Army, or those who had been called out by the Militia Act, who had voluntarily enlisted for General Service "anywhere". This dis not include NRMA (National Resources Mobilization Act) soldiers.

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Thanks, General Service seemed a good bet for "GS" but I had no idea exactly what that would mean.
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Thanks, General Service seemed a good bet for "GS" but I had no idea exactly what that would mean.
Forgot to mention that this badge was only worn in Canada.
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Thank you all for these very interesting comments

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