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
24 October

1942— Battle of EORA CREEK, New Guinea. Australian troops continued to drive the Japanese back along the KOKODA TRAIL but met heavy resistance at Eora Creek

1944— HMAS AUSTRALIA was escorted to Manus Island, New Guinea, for emergency repairs after being struck in a kamikaze aircraft attack in Leyte Gulf