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  1. I bought this uniform from a holiday in Russia just after the fall of communism. I was wondering whether anyone can tell me what it is. Navy? Air force? etc. Thanks.
  2. Hello all, It's been a while since I posted much on the forums due to other commitments, but I hope you are well? Collecting is an odd hobby, nothing is ever quite straight forward and often researching only confuses the issue and doesn't bring that clear cut answer. From reading various forums over the years I heard veterans say that they had been issued postwar garments with King's Crown buttons, this makes life very hard for a collector and for me personally a uniform or cap with the wrong "crowned" buttons or badge starts warning bells. However, I recently picked up a Royal Marine's peak cap which I first believed was a lightweight version, although upon handling it, it clearly has vinyl features yet all else is the typical wartime characteristic with King's crown buttons, which seem original to the cap. As the cap dates to the late 1950s it is interesting that old KC stock was still being used, and confirms the memories from the late 1950s 1960s that I remember reading on the forums (although where?). Almost to confirm the matter a 1955 Royal Marine greatcoat is being offered for sale at the moment with.... yep that's right King's crown buttons.
  3. Hi all, Just thought I would share my observations on Mercian cap badges, the double headed eagle and crown badge used by the Mercian Brigade in the 1950s/1960s and now with the current Mercian Regiment. Here are my observations and I hope they are useless for ID purposes, http://worcestershires.weebly.com/2-mercian.html Please scroll down. Oli
  4. I would like to share a seldom encountered cap, as it seems to me that the Forage versions turn up more often. It's a British General Officer's service dress cap dating to mid/late war period, with its correct Kings crown badge and gilt side buttons. Unfortunately it is not named, but is in a fantastic condition and is a great example of a floppy styled cap.
  5. This is a late interwar Other Rank's SD cap, with the sewn top seam on the band and the wider chinstrap, dating to the late 1930s. The WW1 versions had darker and narrower chinstraps with rounded edged brass buckles. The lining on earlier examples was also black oilcloth, while this is rough cloth with a leather sweatband. The peak is cloth covered with green cloth (not plasticised or vinyl) underside. The side buttons are browned bronze General List as seems common on such caps. Any thoughts?
  6. This cap is typical of those used by the SAAF during WW2. Unlike the RAF the badge was used by all ranks. It is essentially an army service dress cap with SAAF cap badge and side buttons.