Cap Comforter: British Army

Catalogue number
  • UNI 12586
Department
Exhibits
Display status
IWM London
Materials
  • whole: wool
Dimensions
  • whole: Depth 5 mm, Length 735 mm, Width 220 mm
Alternative names
  • full name: Cap Comforter: British Army
  • simple name: headdress: British
Category
uniforms and insignia

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Label

The cap comforter was issued as a form of head protection in colder weather but was frequently used as the chosen form of headdress by raiding parties in the trenches in the hours of darkness.

Physical description

Cap comforter Knitted wool expanding cylinder of wool that is pulled over the head and fashioned into a cap.

History note

The cap comforter was issued as a form of head protection in colder weather but was frequently used as the chosen form of headdress by raiding parties in the trenches in the hours of darkness.

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