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A blue serge Reserve Navy cap. The garment has a tan-coloured leather sweatband inside and a 2.3cm-wide blue chin strap. There is a 2.3cm-wide blue trim around brim and stamped on the leather sweatband reads: "Sanders & Brightman / Luton 1943". The number "7" is also printed within a circle on leather headband.
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Belonged to Lieutenant Alan "Hardy" Good of the Reserve Naval Fleet. Good commanded one of the landing crafts during the DD Landings in WWII.
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Thanks for that Barry, it is interesting to hear your opinion. The cap was donated along with other items of uniform belonging to Alan "Hardy" Good but I guess it is possible that a stray piece of female kit got mixed in there though just how that may have happened remains a mystery. These things are seldom simple are they?

- Andrew Moffat Manager Heritage / Pouarahi Tukuihotanga posted 10 years ago.

The sailor cap looks very much like a womens cap, (WRNS). The main difference is the soft unstiffened crown of the female cap. The cap pictured seams to be a second type, issued from Mid 1942. The male cap had a stiff and ridged crown. Barry

- Barry O'Sullivan posted 11 years ago.

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