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Re: sidecap continued

April 24 2009 at 8:58 AM

Nigel  (Login carvenw)
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Yep - have to add that Steve is correct on this one, the 'side hats' didn't appear until late 1939.

In fact in 'Fighter Pilot' written by Sq/L Paul Richey in 1940/41, whilst he was recuperating from being shot down in the battle for France whilst with nos 1 Sq, it is mentioned that they were first issued with these just prior to shipping out to France.

Hope this helps

Kind regards

Nigel Carver
O/C RAF at War

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