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A hand knitted and fulled Forage Cap with a contrasting band and toorie as standard that can be colour matched to regimental shades (usually light infantry are green trimmed, Grenadiers are white and Centre companies are red). This particular forage cap is modelled on a surviving sketch of one Private Thomas White of the 43rd Light Infantry, drawn by Thomas Heapy who was war artist to Wellington from 1812 onwards.

Perfect for wearing in camp in the evenings and adaptable to a variety of wearing styles, this one has extra height (8inch approx hem to edge of flat crown) and may be shaped by damping and arranging to suit your particular head. There is a strong drawstring in the edge to help you achieve a perfect fit

Shown in a blue-black with green band and toorie, but any other shades you may require are also available. I am happy to modify measurements to suit your interpretation of the evidence for your regimental impression.


Made to order. The way our order book is currently working, we open the shop approximately once a quarter for new commissions and shut it again once we have as many orders as we think we can realistically make over the next three months or so. Please be aware that your order may fall anywhere into that timescale. We'll always aim to be as prompt as we can.

Late Napoleonic British Forage Cap- to order

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