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
25 June

1916 — PTE J. JACKSON won a Victoria Cross near Bois Grenier, Armentieres, France. He had entered the Army under-aged and after service on GALLIPOLI, he moved to France. His patrol entered enemy lines but then withdrew. Jackson moved from a safe position to recover wounded men until he was hit and subsequently lost an arm

1950 — The North Korean Peoples Army invaded South Korea, beginning the three-year-long Korean War