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Forage Cap, Issued in the good old days. Still issued. Made you look like someone from Thunderbirds or a popcorn seller in the movies. Replaced by the [[Beret]].
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A generic term used to describe a cap utilised for general non-dress wear, i.e a cap used for fatigues or foraging - the origins of which are cavalry-related. These caps were worn in lieu of shakoes and helmets which were uncomfortable for general utility work. Forage caps came in many shapes and designs, from simple [[Beret|Balmoral]]-style bonnets to more elaborate affairs such as the [[Tent Hat]]. Largely replaced by the [[Glengarry]] or Side Cap in the British Army during the mid-Victorian era.
 
 
Nicknamed 'Side Cap' since they were somtimes [sic] wore one one side.
 
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'''Yet again''', inaccurate posting. The beret did not replace the Cap - Service Dress. The Cap - Field Service did. This in turn was replaced by the Cap - General Service, or 'Cap Ridiculous'. This is what the beret replaced.
 
 
 
As for the side cap, this had its origins in the Victorian army for undress wear. A later variation of this was the (already mentioned) Cap - FS, which came in a variety of regimental patterns as well as the more often encountered khaki that became general issue around 1937. The side cap and forage cap are two entirely different items of head wear.
 
 
 
By the way this is a full stop:'''.''' This is a comma:''',''' Two entirely different uses. Get a fcuking grip!
 
  
 
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Latest revision as of 20:15, 8 January 2007

A generic term used to describe a cap utilised for general non-dress wear, i.e a cap used for fatigues or foraging - the origins of which are cavalry-related. These caps were worn in lieu of shakoes and helmets which were uncomfortable for general utility work. Forage caps came in many shapes and designs, from simple Balmoral-style bonnets to more elaborate affairs such as the Tent Hat. Largely replaced by the Glengarry or Side Cap in the British Army during the mid-Victorian era.