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Great War Cold Weather clothing

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For any uniform spotters out there I've just picked up a WW1 vintage seal fur CW hat. They would have been issued for use by the British Army in Northern Russia.

Bedford cord with a quilted cotton drill lining and shiny black seal fur outer. The hat is in superb condition and has had a cap badge fitted to the front. Marked inside (not researched yet) "J.Bell" "LD/G Cook" plus C/MX 86165

There is also a WD stamp with 43 which is not a date stamp but cloth acceptance mark as far I recall. No makers marks.
 

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Gheluvelt said:
The service number is a post-1934 RN number. The "C" prefix denoting Chatham division.
Ah, interesting. That would explain the condition. Re-issue item? Was I was wondering if Leading Cook was a naval rank.

Either way, construction exactly as Great war examples and the price was very right.
 
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General Melchett said:
Gheluvelt said:
The service number is a post-1934 RN number. The "C" prefix denoting Chatham division.
Ah, interesting. That would explain the condition. Re-issue item? Was I was wondering if Leading Cook was a naval rank.

Either way, construction exactly as Great war examples and the price was very right.
You're right Leading Cook would have been the chaps rank. Changed to Leading Chef now its logistics (food Services) or some such like new speak term.
 

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