Airborne Soldier wearing Garrison Cap
Garrison Cap with Insignia of Artillery Airborne Enlisted Man
Airborne enlisted men wore their insignia on the cap's left side, while officers wore it on the right and their grade insignia on the left.
|Airborne Officer||Airborne Infantry|
|Parachute Infantry||Parachute Artillery||Glider|
A series of Garrison (Overseas) Cap insignia were worn by airborne troops. The glider was to face forward regardless of the side of the cap on which it was worn. The original separate glider and parachute insignia were replaced by a common airborne insignia (para-glider)later in the war. Some of these had branch specific colors and others for general use of all branches.