Wearing ya cap straight?

#1
We were sat at work the other day discussing amongst other things, at what point did Jack have to wear is cap straight? I mean in WW2 pictures (and some of these are official portraits), they wear them on the side of their head don’t they? Just wondering and I can t sleep till I get an answer! :)
 
#5
Normal (?) shape caps were still being used until 79 when I was last i/c of ta Slop Room.

I saw those weird oval shaped caps on Aussies, but I can't recall if the Kiwis wore them ?

Anyone remember the 'wren' caps that the Italian Navy wore ?

:)
 

Seadog

War Hero
Moderator
#6
I don't know when it ended but it was probably started by Admiral Beatty.



From www.bibl.u-szeged.hu

and perpetuated by all sailors of all Navies and all ranks. A jaunty angle is very nautical and very (oh dear) SS.

Six buttons? Another change that slipped in? Where is hammockhead when you need him?
 
#7
whitemouse said:
Normal (?) shape caps were still being used until 79 when I was last i/c of ta Slop Room.

I saw those weird oval shaped caps on Aussies, but I can't recall if the Kiwis wore them ?

:)
The Kiwis wore those circular 'duff bowl' style caps the same as the RN.
 

hammockhead

Lantern Swinger
#8
Seadog said:
Six buttons? Another change that slipped in? Where is hammockhead when you need him?
Don't know who the fascist was who insisted on straight caps, but Beattie was famous for his six-button jackets. Logical progression from 10+ to 8 to 6, if you think about it, but one only an admiral would get away with.
 
#10
Seadog said:
I don't know when it ended but it was probably started by Admiral Beatty.



From www.bibl.u-szeged.hu

and perpetuated by all sailors of all Navies and all ranks. A jaunty angle is very nautical and very (oh dear) SS.

Six buttons? Another change that slipped in? Where is hammockhead when you need him?
Just a shame he didn't understand as much about 'flash' as he did about fashion.
 
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