An original, rare and iconic WW1 British Army Trench cap better known as a ‘COR BLIMEY’. Made from heavy serge with padded wool lining ,shirt material and complete with neck curtain. The lining is stitched in a very distinctive circular pattern unique to this style of other ranks cap.
In very good condition for its age with just two small and neat period darning repairs. The peak was manufactured with a soft texture, not the stiff variety of the time or the later stitched pattern. The neck curtain unfolds and the top strap becomes a chin strap. Very few Gor Blimeys have survived.