Replica Side Hats

Discussion in 'WW2 Militaria' started by HomeCountiesBattalions, Feb 14, 2020.

  1. HomeCountiesBattalions

    HomeCountiesBattalions Burma WW2 British Cavalry Reserch

    Hello All.

    Just wondering if anyone knows someone who makes Side hats?

    Trying to find someone who sells them or makes them

    Any help?

    Thank you

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  2. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

    Have look at a large selling site lots on there
  3. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter 1940 Obsessive

    There is a "Side Hats of the British Military' group on facebook run by someone who makes replicas to order...
  4. AB64

    AB64 Senior Member

    Sean Foster and his wife in the States make repro headgear, I think including coloured FS caps, I think its been a bit of a sideline for a bit so cant guarantee he is taking orders
  5. Robert-w

    Robert-w Banned

    Always thought those must be amongst the most pointless military headgear ever produced.
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  6. Harry Ree

    Harry Ree Very Senior Member

    I never wore one during my period of RAF service because the forage cap had ceased to be uniform issue.

    Although not part of the recognised uniform many continued to wear them and were never charged with being incorrectly dressed.Indeed a number of my contemporaries obtained them and wore them while at work and were never challenged.

    Did you find the same during your service?

    The main function of the forage cap was that it provided weather head protection when the side tabs were pulled down and joined under the chin.Although I have never seen this with RAF personnel during my time,I have seen evidence of wearing the forage cap in this mode on wartime German and Soviet military personnel..abundant examples of POWs can seen making the best of the forage cap.
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  7. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

    Made me laugh
  8. Wobbler

    Wobbler Well-Known Member

    I saw this advertised for sale over on the badge forum just today. Apologies if it’s not really what you’re after (I’m not the seller, by the way):

    Interesting items for Sale 310120 - British & Commonwealth Military Badge Forum

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  9. HomeCountiesBattalions

    HomeCountiesBattalions Burma WW2 British Cavalry Reserch

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