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
24 April

1918 — Second Battle of VILLERS-BRETONNEUX began. Australian and British troops fought to regain the town that had been captured just three weeks earlier. There were 1469 Australian casualties, many due to mustard gas

1918 — LT C. SADLIER won a Victoria Cross for his inspirational gallantry during the battle at Villers-Bretonneux