Genuine Issue RAF Air Cadets Beret Information
Approved Genuine Issue RAF Air Cadet Beret
Our approved small crown Genuine Issue RAF beret is made of 100% wool, banded with soft black leather with draw string and bow, and comes with internal badge stiffener and metal eyelets (for cap badge), with a black cotton lining. We (Ammo and Company Ltd.) are the leading manufacturer of Air Cadet berets in the UK and with 16 different berets stocked have the most comprehensive range available and have been providing Air Cadet Beret for many years.
To measure your head size you will need a flexible measuring tape. Place the tape around your head with the tape just above the top of your ears, wrap the tape around head making sure the tape lies just above your occipital bone (the small bump in the middle of the back of the head), do not pull the tape too tightly. Repeat this two or three times to make sure the measurement is accurate.
Black cotton lined
Black soft leather banded
Draw cord and bow
Two badge eyelets
Printed with size
Fitting your RAF Air Cadet Beret
The RAF Air Cadets beret is to be worn with the band horizontal cross the head and 1 inch (2.5cm) above the eyebrows. The Air Cadets badge must be above the left eye and must not be obscured when viewed from the front.
Before you wear your beret for the first time it needs to be shaped. To do this put a little cold water in the bath and hot water in the sink. Without getting the leather band wet, alternatively immerse the beret in the hot and cold water. In between each hot and cold cycle put the beret on your head, holding the badge and pulling the excel material towards your right ear. After several attempts it should be the right shape. If you can, wear the beret until it dries, so it moulds to the shape of your head.
Legacy Code: CKS13180