Coloured FS Caps - help!

Discussion in 'WW2 Militaria' started by Peter Doyle, Aug 24, 2010.

  1. Peter Doyle

    Peter Doyle Kriegsgefangener 10111

    Anyone an expert on coloured FS caps? I have some reference books, but can never seem to ID mine correctly. Just bought another of the blessed things (can't help myself), this one nicely named, but with no unit distinction. Before I take some pics, I thought I'd ask if anyone has any idea about this one:

    Apple green crown (no piping), dark blue curtain (no piping), dark blue peak (no piping). Any help gratefully received!

    Peter (new boy - to this forum at least!)
     
  2. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Looking in Bouchery; Worcesters, Dorsets, or Army Dental corps might fit, possibly even Kensingtons - but all seem to be piped.
    Pictures probably needed I'm afraid Peter.
     
  3. Peter Doyle

    Peter Doyle Kriegsgefangener 10111

    Forgot about that book (he said, lifting it off the shelf...). When the sun rises over the horizon, I'll get a picture posted...

    Thanks!
    Peter
     
  4. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    Peter

    Well, at least we know it's not R.A :)

    Ron
     

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  5. Peter Doyle

    Peter Doyle Kriegsgefangener 10111

    Great picture, Ron! Thanks!

    Tell me, can you remember how much you paid for it, where you got it from, and what the view of the senior NCOs was to it? (I'm collecting info for a new book on WW2 cap badges, so any first-hand memories would be good.) My uncle was in the 56th (despite, like me, coming from Birkenhead), and served with the Royal Artillery, discharged with perforated eardrums as a result. His hame was James Howard Daniel - Howard to his mates.

    Best wishes
    Peter
     
  6. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    Great picture, Ron! Thanks!
    Tell me, can you remember how much you paid for it, where you got it from, and what the view of the senior NCOs was to it? (I'm collecting info for a new book on WW2 cap badges, so any first-hand memories would be good.) My uncle was in the 56th (despite, like me, coming from Birkenhead), and served with the Royal Artillery, discharged with perforated eardrums as a result. His hame was James Howard Daniel - Howard to his mates.
    Best wishes
    Peter


    Peter

    How much did I paid for it ?..........Have a heart man......... it was 67 bloody years ago !!!!

    What was the view of the senior NCO ?..................

    In those days, a BSM (in my case 84 Bty BSM) was a minor god in his own right and I can't visualise being allowed to go out on the passion waggon for a day's leave without being properly dressed.

    I certainly remember having to pay for the cap back in the RA Training Unit in Blighty and when indoors, the cap would have been slipped under one's epaulette.

    Regards

    Ron
     
  7. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    are these illustrations of any use?


    Colored Field Service Caps

    not really as all the green & blue ones have piping, oh well worth a try.
    :(
     
  8. Peter Doyle

    Peter Doyle Kriegsgefangener 10111

    Thanks Owen -these are from Bouchery - and the piping issue may, I guess, vary according to manufacturer!!

    Cheers
    Peter
     
  9. Peter Doyle

    Peter Doyle Kriegsgefangener 10111

    Peter

    How much did I paid for it ?..........Have a heart man......... it was 67 bloody years ago !!!!



    Thanks Ron - worth a try...you never know!

    So, if I read this right, to be 'properly dressed on leave' you had to have a coloured FS cap?

    Cheers
    Peter
     
  10. Combover

    Combover Guest

    Dragging this back up but it sounds like the Canadian Dental Corps (ORs) cap.
     
  11. Wills

    Wills Very Senior Member

  12. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    Wills

    Well done that man for a definitive link.

    I noticed the 4th QOH cap but don't recall ever owning one.

    Ron
     
  13. Wills

    Wills Very Senior Member

    The colour schemes are a tad suspect in the above pamphlet. My TA regimental cap is shown as blue and yellow, when it should be black and amber (yellow) the county colours of Hampshire. The ORs hat has amber piping the officers gold braid. A regiment that the ORs wore a different stable belt and cap badge to the WO1 and Officers. In the middle of Soltau Germany on exercise we had gone into hide, for vehicle maintenance and replen. One Mr Iain Duncan Smith walked down a track where the CO, Lt Col Murray Naylor was standing with the RSM J Bunton -IDS had one of these caps on. nobody had ever seen an SG officer or anyone else in one, and by the reaction of the Sergeant Major - Mr Duncan Smith Sir, get that f***** thing off your head Sir.
     
  14. KevinT

    KevinT Senior Member

    The colour schemes are a tad suspect in the above pamphlet. My TA regimental cap is shown as blue and yellow, when it should be black and amber (yellow) the county colours of Hampshire. The ORs hat has amber piping the officers gold braid. A regiment that the ORs wore a different stable belt and cap badge to the WO1 and Officers. In the middle of Soltau Germany on exercise we had gone into hide, for vehicle maintenance and replen. One Mr Iain Duncan Smith walked down a track where the CO, Lt Col Murray Naylor was standing with the RSM J Bunton -IDS had one of these caps on. nobody had ever seen an SG officer or anyone else in one, and by the reaction of the Sergeant Major - Mr Duncan Smith Sir, get that f***** thing off your head Sir.

    Do these help? They are from "The British Soldier" vol. 1

    Cheers
    Kevin
     

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  15. Combover

    Combover Guest

    Bouchery is renowned for being very far off with his colours...
     
  16. unionjack

    unionjack Junior Member

    Could be Canadian Dental Corps as Mr. Cake says.
    Or, royal Hamilton Light Infantry, or the Worcestershire Regiment.

    But, it is an exact match for the Princess Louise's Kensington Regiment (Middlesex Regiment) 13th London Regiment.

    I bet they couldn't fit that lot on a shoulder title!
     
  17. Wills

    Wills Very Senior Member

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