Peak angle on Prison Officers flat peaked cap

Spotted this old (late 80s) photo of two Merseyside Prison Officers wearing their flat peaked caps, but one on left looks angled similar to certain Army units. Anyone got clue why?

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The_Poltroon

Clanker
When I left the Army I fancied joining the Police force so I tried the Specials first to see what it was like.

Back then (1992) you didn't get a helmet if you were a special - just a peaked cap.

I'd have killed for a helmet.

So I decided to join the regulars and got a helmet.

It looked nice but was so unbelievably impractical.

I'd have killed for a peaked cap again.

The behemoth in the photo with the slashed peak looks like my old tutor constable - only more attractive.
 

BlackDyke

War Hero
I thought so too, the journalist that wrote article needs reprogrammed.

Still, the question remains as to why one of them has a flat slope on his cap
I did some contract work at HMP Winchester in the late 1980s and the slashed peak was quite fashionable among POs there.
I assumed ex-woodentops.
 

Rod924

LE
Kit Reviewer
I thought so too, the journalist that wrote article needs reprogrammed.

Still, the question remains as to why one of them has a flat slope on his cap
Now, we'll have none of that racialist nonsense here!
 
When I left the Army I fancied joining the Police force so I tried the Specials first to see what it was like.

Back then (1992) you didn't get a helmet if you were a special - just a peaked cap.

I'd have killed for a helmet.

So I decided to join the regulars and got a helmet.

It looked nice but was so unbelievably impractical.

I'd have killed for a peaked cap again.

The behemoth in the photo with the slashed peak looks like my old tutor constable - only more attractive.
I think I'm the only person who likes the Custodian helmet or for the many 12 year olds we have Custardy/Cotsodian and assorted other moron variations on the spelling.

It doesn't collect water and dump it down the back of your neck and has 'presence'.
Being old and grumpy means I also have a tendency of not bringing the cap with me on jobs where everyone is to be uniform so when some child in charge says its flat caps.....oh dear I haven't brought mine so everyone will have to wear helmets.
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When I left the Army I fancied joining the Police force so I tried the Specials first to see what it was like.

Back then (1992) you didn't get a helmet if you were a special - just a peaked cap.

I'd have killed for a helmet.

So I decided to join the regulars and got a helmet.

It looked nice but was so unbelievably impractical.

I'd have killed for a peaked cap again.

The behemoth in the photo with the slashed peak looks like my old tutor constable - only more attractive.
Our Chief Constable got a bee in his bonnet about something or other for a while and had standing orders amended about hat's. After his flounce orders were that hats had to be worn whilst driving.........farking ridiculous for anyone above average height. Blokes started to take the piss and drove around with their helmets on, some went to get doctors notes to be excused hat whilst driving, and CID started to keep cloth caps in their cars to especially wear only whilst driving.
 

endure

GCM
The one on the left's got big tits...
 
Our Chief Constable got a bee in his bonnet about something or other for a while and had standing orders amended about hat's. After his flounce orders were that hats had to be worn whilst driving.........farking ridiculous for anyone above average height. Blokes started to take the piss and drove around with their helmets on, some went to get doctors notes to be excused hat whilst driving, and CID started to keep cloth caps in their cars to especially wear only whilst driving.
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Most who had slashed peaks tended to be ex army(mainly guards)

Some others followed suit, in order to look well 'ard.

I hate hats,and was glad to get rid of wearing them.

One guy had the shiniest pair of DMS I've ever seen(another guardsman)--- but they were so ancient that he could tell if a coin was head or tails through the sole.

Another trick they had was issued leather soled boots with plenty of segs(those metal things that cobblers would fit on the sole.)
I fould it best to turn up unannounced at a cell door.

More of a surprise.
 
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Most who had slashed peaks tended to be ex army(mainly guards)

Some others followed suit, in order to look well 'ard.

I hate hats,and was glad to get rid of wearing them.

One guy had the shiniest pair of DMS I've ever seen(another guardsman)--- but they were so ancient that he could tell if a coin was head or tails through the sole.

Another trick they had was issued leather soled boots with plenty of segs(those metal things that cobblers would fit on the sole.)
I fould it best to turn up un announced at a cell door.

More of a surprise.
we could tell who were ex forces,
they'd have these rare things like creases in the trousers and polished shoes
 

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