A well-preserved 'Gor Blimey' cap... How did the cap get that name? I've seen half a dozen explanations on various web pages and read at least one in a memoir. This one is the most complete and its pretty funny also. It seems there was a music hall song, popular before the War, about a fireman on the Elder Dempster shipping line. One version goes:'Me father was a fireman, now what do ye think of that? He wears gorblimey trousers and a little gorblimey hat, He wears gorblimey stockings and a little gorblimey coat, Me father is a fireman on an Elder Dempster boat.' ‘Gorblimey’ became the common colloquial term for this unwired, floppy, field-service cap. It's real name was 1915 Winter Forage Trench Wool Cap. It was actually a practical and warm cap for the trenches according to the memoir that mentioned it.