Jump to content

Northumberland Fusiliers Field Officer Cap


Recommended Posts

I just purchased this Northumberland Fusiliers cap. I'm assuming that it would date from the 1950's-60's based on the "By appointment to Her Majesty The Queen" title in the makers label. What do you all think? Am I correct? Can it be narrowed down any more?

Thank you very much.

Paul

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Very nice. 1953 to 1968 as they were amalgamted that year to form the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers. I have two for this rank for the RA, one Great war and the other second world war but othewise very much the same as they did not change much until the 70's.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 4 weeks later...

Sorry for my late appearance with this one, but sometimes a name can be found under the brown leather sweatband - take a peak, and if there is we'll try and give you some background. My only concern is the badge which appears to be an other ranks capbadge and not the officers silver & gilt or am I wrong.

Illustrated is my own officers cap from my collection.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 9 months later...

Very nice. 1953 to 1968 as they were amalgamted that year to form the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers. I have two for this rank for the RA, one Great war and the other second world war but othewise very much the same as they did not change much until the 70's.

1953 - 58 - ish for the 1st bn regulars who would have worn the badge of the Fusilier Brigade from about 1958.

TA would have worn it until past 1968 Graham?

Edited by leigh kitchen
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

  • Blog Comments

    • As a theology student my professor, a much published former Naval chaplain, set us an essay, saying that if we could answer that successfully we would be guaranteed  a good degree "Which of the gospel writers was the biggest liar, discuss."   I got a good mark, but  don't want to be burned for heresy.   P
    • As my father used to say: "Tain't so much Pappy's a liar - he just remembers big."  
    • Brian: First, let me say that I always enjoy reading your blog and your "spot on" comments.  Another fine topic with such a broad expansion into so many different facets.  I had watched this a week or two ago and when reading your blog, it reminded me of this great quote.   There is a great video on the origins of "Who was Murphy in Murphy's Law"   Anyway, about mid way through this video, there is this great quote and I think it sums it up quite well to your statem
    • I've received word from the Curator that she has permission to re-open this summer.   We're already making plans for a November event at the Museum.   Michael
    • I recall I did the same on hot days at Old Fort York back in 1973-74 - wool uniforms, and at 90F they would let you take your backpack off.   Michael
×
×
  • Create New...