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The relevant sections from BL Davis's British Army Uniforms And Insignia of WWII on web and associated equipment. Though an old book this is still the standard work for many of the items it covers, uniforms, insignia etc...... Also the link to the Kharkee web site http://www.karkeeweb.com/index.html#home
A new addition, unbadged and the colour combination would suit a number of different corps and regiments of the army. I can see where there the badge was but it has not left a clear impression as to what it was and as it is a OR's forage cap it has GS buttons. It is nicely maker marked Hobson & Sons (London) LTD and it could date from the 20's to 40's and certainly per 53 from the buttons. I am still researching the maker mark to try and date it that way. The seller had it as RA which it could be and the makers were based near the arsenal and were known to supply to that coprs so I ahve added one pic with an RA badge on it, but it could also be RMA Sandhurst, RM College, Life Guards, and any of the Fusiliers, Kings or Royal regiments of line infantry. This would include the Royal fusiliers, the Royal Welch fusiliers, the Royal Regiment of Wales and others. I have badges for some of these options and I will take some different pictures of them in place. Without knowing for certain, I will probably badge it to the RWF unless eveidence is found to show that would be incorrect.
Arrived today, a fairly recent example, 1960's or thereabouts (+or-10 years? though pre 1969), but with its original POW two part metal buttons and also its proper Silver and Gilt officers badge. No makers mark on the cap that I have found so far, but I'll have another look later.