I’ve heard that the option of wearing forage caps when in flying coveralls is not being extended over into the Future Aircrew Clothing System, following the withdrawal of the Mk17 suits.
It’s to be “berets only”, to maintain compatibility with standards for PCS combat clothing (as opposed to currently, when in fact nearly all forms of headgear are allowed in No14 dress)…unless anyone has information to the contrary.
I feel this is going to be a real shame, and a genuine break with RAF dress traditions.
Some people do not like wearing forage caps, but nobody could disagree that they are both easy to carry when wearing coveralls, and do properly look the part in that context.
Of course, the above applies to RAF/RAFR, and hasn’t yet been applied to RAFAC.
Perhaps 2FTS pilots will get away with still wearing forage caps, whereas 6FTS ones won’t have that option…and maybe I’m being serious.