Aeronautical Headgear Other
French L'Armee De L'Air Superieur Summer Visor Cap
This if of the 1929 pattern and we purchased this cap from same collection as the winter cap we have just listed. It is possible it belonged to the same officer as the winter cap but of an earlier date due to the lower rank shown but this is only surmised. Braid indicates rank of Commandant and the braided cord chin strap is of the type known as "bride milanaise". No manufacturers details are shown inside. While linen crown is in good issued condition there are minor rust stains inside. Cloth winged badge to front attached by removable clips. Minor age crazing to peak. No size marked but appears to be a medium. Non removal white caps were authorised for "officiers subalternes and superieurs" as part of the 1929 regulations. Visor is in vulcanised fibre, already in use by Armee de l'Air makers in 1939. Clearly style and materials indicate dates from WWII/Indochina period.