Proper Caps Vs. Berets

See attached picture of proper caps with bow wave, not flat RAN style crap. Now is that not 100 time smarter than a beret. And don't give me all that old crap about beret are more convenient just for the lazy more like.


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Nutty
 

Slop_Jockey

Badgeman
Haha good memories - proper caps big guns - first time trying that out was after a visit to the sickbay in part 1 - an arm full of needles then of to a bit of rifle drill, painful fun
 
And just to keep some balance I like my cap, RAN style or otherwise.

The only thing that does p**s me off is getting mistaken for a Sea Cadet at Remembrance ceremonies!!
 

dunkers

War Hero
phil1972 said:
And just to keep some balance I like my cap, RAN style or otherwise.

The only thing that does p**s me off is getting mistaken for a Sea Cadet at Remembrance ceremonies!!

Is that any wonder, Joe Public sees more of the sea cadets than the RN these days!

I much prefer caps to berets, looks much more naval.
 

andym

War Hero
I think they both have their places,whilst on duty painting ship etc inc other physicial labour then the beret is the more appropriate i would say.For other duties then the old churn is king.
 

2badge_mango

War Hero
Horses for courses! I joined in "class 3" rig (peaked cap with red badge and single breasted pussers goonskin suit with black buttons, worn with pussers boots. We must have looked right pratts on our first run ashore from Victoria Barracks, but, Boy! did we feel proud!).
Changed to fore and aft rig as a killick in '56, and wore it with equal pride until I was made PO. Same again with that, and Chief's rig.
Thought it would have looked f*****g stupid wearing a nice clean and shiny Chief's cap with ill fitting DPMs and cam cream, so wore a beret like everyone else when in the TA. I think it's called uniformity!

2BM
 
Nutty said:
See attached picture of proper caps with bow wave, not flat RAN style crap. Now is that not 100 time smarter than a beret. And don't give me all that old crap about beret are more convenient just for the lazy more like.


Propercapswithbowwave-1.jpg



Nutty

I personally think caps look much better, having been a beret wearer in the RNXS. OK, you tuck the things under your wooley pulley eppulette things or through your money belt (not sure I was supposed to do that though) but the dog bowls/hats look much more tiddly.

PS Nutty: Why are the right-markers wearing white gaiters whilst the others are in khaki? Is the one with longish hair Junior Jenny_D by any chance? :lol: :wink:
 
Steve

Going on the picture taken from your 1974 pamphlet the picture is early 70's as they carry FN or SLR Rifles. Prior to these Th Navy was equipped with Lee Enfield 303's certainly until the mid 60's of later. When it came to hand held weapons the Navy was to the end of the food chain. In 1968 the Truncheon was still issued with Sten Guns of WW11 vintage.

The white gaiter denote the grade of Badge Boy or Leading Boy who were the class leaders. Three grades, Lading Boy, Petty Officer Boy and Junior Instructor.

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