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Old 22-03-21, 03:37 PM
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Default Grenadier guards peaked cap

Another one for my collection! Staybrite buttons and brass badge...a beautiful cap! Not in mint condition, but pretty nice! Hope you like it!
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Old 22-03-21, 06:02 PM
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Smile Grenadier guards peaked cap

Nice find . . !

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Old 22-03-21, 06:26 PM
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Yes, I think that type of sweatband dates to the 1970's - 80's?
I may be wrong on that, but I think infantry recruits in the Queen's Regiment and the Royal Anglians were being issued caps with that horrible flesh coloured rubberized fabric sweatband in late 1972 / early 1973, and police helmets had the same sweatbands in the early 1980's.
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Old 22-03-21, 06:45 PM
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Thank you Rob! Glad you like it!
Leight...I do like too the brown leather sweetbands instead this pale colour...but anyway this is a pretty cap!
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Old 22-03-21, 06:54 PM
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The badge isn't Grenadier Guards.
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Old 22-03-21, 07:04 PM
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Thought the flame pattern was a little unusual despite 17 points - what is it, Canadian?
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Old 22-03-21, 07:21 PM
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This is a lot larger than the Grenadier Guards grenade.
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Old 22-03-21, 07:31 PM
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Guardsman with a small head?
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Old 22-03-21, 07:47 PM
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This grenade is HAC size.
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Old 22-03-21, 08:19 PM
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That type of headband was in use through the 1980s in the RAF-regardless of manufacturer, so I would also put the cap in the '80s period. Late '80s if the chinstrap buckles are plastic. Regards, Paul.
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Old 22-03-21, 08:29 PM
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Ta - I didn't know when the plastic buckles started being used.

I think Tigerlily tried to find out when they were introduced, in a thread posted some time ago.
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Old 22-03-21, 08:45 PM
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This grenade is HAC size.
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So this badge is not correct for this cap?
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Old 22-03-21, 09:48 PM
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You are right...the HAC grenade is different from the guards grenade..
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But the grenade of the cap I bought has not got the HAC acronym...
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Old 22-03-21, 10:43 PM
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The plain ball grenade badge looks like the badge for the Winnipeg Grenadiers.
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Old 22-03-21, 11:02 PM
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It is easy for me to change the badge of the cap for a correct grenadier guards cap badge (I have one spare) but I would like to know the origin of the grenade that my cap has...canadian? Hac?...Is a nice badge and it would be great to know something about it...Thanks for all your help!
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