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AG879

Airborne Garrison Cap with late war badge.

US WW2 Airborne garrison cap complete with the late war cap badge as worn by Paratroopers and Glider troops.

This is the O.D. (brown) overseas side cap which was worn and issued in Europe during World War Two by all US troops, each branch of service had a different colour braid on the cap. The Airborne was part of the Infantry so wore the Blue Infantry hat cord braid with the Airborne cap badge. 


US WW2 Airborne garrison cap complete with the late war cap badge as worn by Paratroopers and Glider troops.

This is the O.D. (brown) overseas side cap which was worn and issued in Europe during World War Two by all US troops, each branch of service had a different colour braid on the cap. The Airborne was part of the Infantry so wore the Blue Infantry hat cord braid with the Airborne cap badge. 

This US Garrison cap has the late war Airborne cap badge sewn onto it, so it is ready to wear. The late war cap badge has combined parachute and glider design with a red trim, which was the type of badge worn at the time of the battle of Bastogne, Germany and at the end of the war.

These Garrison caps are made by Kay Canvas and are made from a specially commissioned run of wool to ensure the correct colour and feel of the war time ones, do not confuse these with other replica hats which are made from a high nylon content or which are too short in the height so they do not fit correctly. These side caps are one of the best replicas available a lot of time and effort has gone into making sure the colour and fabric is correct including the correct shade of blue for the Infantry piping. 

The O.D. (Olive Drab) wool garrison cap was worn with the A class dress uniform (4 pocket tunic or the short Ike jacket) and when you wearing the M9137 wool trousers and wool shirt, or with the likes of the M41 field jacket. It can be seen being worn around camp, while travelling and while training or simply down town at a dance or pub. It can be seen almost anywhere except the front line. 

The US Garrison side cap was introduced in 1939 to replace the peaked service cap. The side cap was often called the Overseas cap as the peaked service cap was still worn at times state side, but apart from the Military Police it was only worn in Europe at very special occasions, the garrison side cap was almost the only headwear worn in Europe with the A Class dress uniform. 

 

Brand: Kay Canvas
Material: Wool
Weight: 100.0000 grams
Service: Army