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This is a blow up of a group of 'D' Coy, 7th Beds Rgt men, taken in January 1915. I am interested in the type of headgear being worn by the man in the middle.

Any ideas?

Thanks in anticipation.

John.

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This is a blow up of a group of 'D' Coy, 7th Beds Rgt men, taken in January 1915. I am interested in the type of headgear being worn by the man in the middle.

Any ideas?

Thanks in anticipation.

John.

It appears to be a side cap or forage cap,as worn in the Boer War Period,The RFC, & During WW2,it would have had fold down sides[flaps] for Ear protection And buttoned @ the Front,A badge being worn n the side/front;An unusual item of attire,though not unseen, for infantry of 1914~18

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Thanks Harry.

I thought the same, but found it an odd bit of kit for Jan 1915.

Cheers.

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