Pre-World War Two Pattern, Early WW2 RAF Officers Peak Cap.
An opportunity to own a scarce, Early WW2 RAF Officers Peak Cap, dating inter-war to early ww2. A blue grey crown, body and stiffened peak and black mohair band with a nice Kings Crown bullion embroidery RAF officers cap badge with black leather chinstrap secured by two plain black buttons. The internal has a brown Roan leather sweatband and blue silk quilted lining, with faint makers stamp. Still Maintaining a Great Shape. A truly nice example of this now hard to find Early WW2 RAF Officers Peak Cap.
Size: 6 3/4 UK Size 6 7/8 US.
The Birth Of The Royal Air Force: Whilst the British were not the first to make use of heavier-than-air military aircraft, the Royal Air Force is the world’s oldest independent air force: that is. the first air force to become independent of army or navy control. The Royal Air Force or (RAF) for short, was founded on the 1st of April 1918 by the amalgamation of the Royal Flying Corps (RFC) for short and the Royal Naval Air Service ( RNAS) and was controlled by the British Government Air Ministry which had been established three months earlier. The Royal Flying Corps had been born out of the Air Battalion of the Royal Engineers and was under the control of the British Army. The Royal Naval Air Service was its naval equivalent and was controlled by the Admiralty. The decision to merge the two services and create an independent air force was a response to the events of World War One, the first war in which air power made a significant impact. At the end of World War One the Royal Air Force was the largest air force in the world. Early WW2 RAF Officers Peak Cap.