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. 

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

On this day

On this day
23 September

1942 — GEN T. Blamey is appointed Commander in Chief Allied land forces in the Pacific

1942 — HMAS VOYAGER ran aground in BETANO BAY, Timor while landing 2/4 Independent Company. The ship was subsequently scuttled to prevent it falling into enemy hands

1943 — HMAS AUSTRALIA is involved in the Battle of DAKAR, West Africa. This battle was against Vichy French forces

1969 — Royal Australian Navy Clearance Diving Team 3 is awarded USN Meritorious Unit Commendation for conspicuous service in Vietnam