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  1. Maybe of use to those with an interest in WWII British (& Commonwealth) headgear and the myriad of types they used. It might take some time to upload these. Officers caps came in a variety of types, the Service Dress cap, the Field Service cap, the Beret, the General Service cap and they might also wear a regional cap, such as for the Scottish units where officers might wear the Glenngarry cap or the Tam O' Shanter cap. Officers might also wear the tropical sun helmet and a number of other types of headgear, including the steel helmet, the slouch hat or the cold weather cap. The officers SD cap is very similar to that issued to other ranks in the pre or early war period, except the chinstrap has no buckles and the fabric is of a better quality, whilst the badge would also be different. The officers SD cap would be a private purchase item and would not have a WD arrow mark or be dated, though I have seen one example with both of these features on it, so it just goes to show that rules were not always followed. Pre or early war SD caps have a stiffener in the crown which gives them a distinctive appearance and usually have a green underside to the peak which is not cloth covered, whilst later the version has no stiffener in the crown which gives the cap a floppy look and has cloth covered underside to the peak. The Coloured Field Service cap came in a wide range with a different combination of colours of the crown, body and side (curtain) and also the colour and location of the piping. The quality is better for Officers than for other ranks and also the badge would be of better quality and would often be of bullion construction or might be of silver. Officer cadets would wear the same type of cap, or maybe a beret and would be marked out by the use of a white backing to the badge or a white band around the body of the FS cap. Staff officers would wear the SD cap with a red band around it and this would also be worn by Brigadiers and Colonels, the example shown is a post 1953 version with a Queens crown on the badge and buttons. Pre or early war version of the SD cap for officers mid to late war version of the SD cap for officers , also used in the post war period Officers Coloured Field service cap Kings Shropshire Light Infantry Officer Cadets coloured FS cap Staff officers SD cap, also for Brigadiers or Colonels (post war version) More to follow in a later post.