Chief Petty Officer's Cap Worn by CPO Chris Perrin

Historical note: 

Chief Petty Officer's Cap worn by CPO Chris Perrin aboard HMAS Supply during the Gulf War in 1991. The badge he wore on this hat was the badge his father had worn as CPO in the Royal Navy on active service in the 1950's. Chris Perrin is now the CEO of the Returned & Services League NSW.

Category: 
Uniforms
Themes: 
Royal Australian Navy
Conflict: 
Gulf War (1990-1991)
Story: 
Chris Perrin

On this day

On this day
17 January

1917 — 4 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps, sailed for France. This was the last AFC Squadron formed in WW1 and began active service over the Western Front in the Battle of Cambrai

1945 — Battle of TSIMBA RIDGE, a strongly fortified Japanese position  in the north of Bougainville

1991 — Coalition air attacks began against Iraqi forces in IRAQ and KUWAIT, marking the beginning of the GULF WAR, which ended when Iraqi forces were driven from Kuwait