Posted 9 years ago
This is a First World War British Royal Navy ERA4's (Engine Room Artificier) peak cap dating to 1915, attributed to an ERA who served with the Dover Patrol during the First World War. He was part of the Civil Branch as can be noted from the gold anchor.
The cap is typical of such early Royal Navy examples, having quite a stubby appearance. The cap badge is the same as that worn by Petty Officers although the different between those worn by ERA was the anchor ground colour, in this case being purple.