Just picked up a british 1953 dated green combat cap. The standard of manufacture is outstanding. Good quality windproof cotton, wool lined ear flaps, leather band in the crown, waterproof lined in the top. It is also very well made. The jackets and trousers follow in the same style. When I go to my issued CS95 it doesn't compare at all. Although I suppose in the 50's we still had some Empire left, rifles were .303, and ammo boots were everyday wear.