WW11 Royal Naval Officer's Cap with Tropical Cover
A Royal Naval Officer’s peaked cap with two detachable covers, one being the uncommon khaki tropical cover, the second is perhaps a white cover or may simply be an under lining for the first.
Overall condition is very good but the cap is really rather dirty, purely from service use. The only points of note are the presence of verdgris on the chinstrap from the buckles, the covering missing from the two chinstrap buckles and some wear to the cloth on the lower edge of the headband. This shows well in the pictures.
The sweatband and lining have darkened from hair oil or perspiration but there is absolutely no sign of moth damage. Despite this, the cap shows great character and is really very appealing.
Khaki covers were available only to front line personal, other officers wearing white, and they are seen in numerous photographs being worn by Fleet Air Arm officers on carriers.