Officers were obviously priority targets also, so suffered terrible disproportionate losses. There is fraying to one side and in condition as shown, the fraying could be easily repaired from inside etc but I leave them as I find them and let other decide to clean, repair or not and price low accordingly. There is also the cap from his sporting club dated 1914 included.The important thing is it is still here after 100+ years which is amazing. Certainly a rare beast and tells a rather sad story of the high loss rate of young pilot officers. Ideal museum or collection item. Lots of clear pictures showing exact condition from all angles. The item "RARE OFFICERS WW1 BRITISH Royal Flying Corps ORIGINAL RFC Air force pre RAF cap" is in sale since Sunday, November 21, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectables\Militaria\World War I (1914-1918)\Field Gear". The seller is "bargainbasics007" and is located in Uk. This item can be shipped to all countries in Europe, United States, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Mexico, Bermuda.