The inside sweat band is stamped ANA NOVEDAD in Art Nouveau style letters and the inside is lined in light green linen, ink stamped 8. There is an ink inscription A Souvenir from theish Civil War from your friend Gustarry Barcelona March 1937 (Lieutenant's Hat Red Army). The hat is in near mint condition as it has been safely stored since 1937, the only indication of age being the toning to the gold bullion.The cap was presented to Royal Navy Petty Officer C. FORD of HMS Repulse, which was part of the International Naval Intervention and Protection Force. O Ford was a courier, probably with Naval Intelligence and a fellow companion on board was Lieutenant Ian Flemming of James Bond fame. HMS Repulse was sunk in the Far East in 1941. O FORD survived and was taken to Singapore but he was later sunk again on HMS Naiad.
The cap is part of a collection of items that were kept as souvenirs from Spain, all of which we are listed for sale. _gsrx_vers_566 GS 6.7.1 (566). The item "Spanish Civil War Republican Airforce Officer Cap" is in sale since Friday, April 11, 2014. This item is in the category "Collectables\Militaria\Inter-War (1919-1938)". The seller is "paradeantiques_online" and is located in Plymouth.
This item can be shipped worldwide.