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The Second World War

SAS Beret

Period:
20th Century
Description:

This is Cecil Riding's SAS beret which was found in a basket which included other memorabilia.

 

Captain Cecil Riding (Jock) grew up near Lockerbie in Dumfriesshire.  In 1940 he joined the Coldstream Guards before transferring to the Highland Light Infantry in 1941.  In February 1944 Cecil Riding was selected for the newly formed Special Air Service (SAS) and was posted on special duty throughout occupied Western Europe in 1944 and 1945 for which he was awarded the Military Cross.

 

Materials/Media:
textile
Source:
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
Accession number:
DUMFM:2012.18.101
Digital Number:
DMCR002n
Copyright:
Dumfries and Galloway Council