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Forage Cap

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A generic term used to describe a cap utilised for general non-dress wear, i.e a cap used for fatigues or foraging - the origins of which are cavalry-related. These caps were worn in lieu of shakoes and helmets which were uncomfortable for general utility work. Forage caps came in many shapes and designs, from simple Balmoral-style bonnets to more elaborate affairs such as the Tent Hat. Largely replaced by the Glengarry or Side Cap in the British Army during the mid-Victorian era.