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From the Collection of Frankston RSL Sub Branch 183 Cranbourne Road Frankston Victoria

Description
Royal Australian Navy ratings cap worn by able seamen when in uniform, this white cap has a tally band and chinstrap in black material with the embroidered name "H.M.A.S. VOYAGER". This type of cap is a personal purchase for 'wearing out' and is known to sailor's as a "tiddly" hat. The hat has internal red (for Port) and green (for Starboard) lining bands and a blue sweat band.
Object Registration
00489
Historical information
Donated by Frank Verco service number R62418, who enlisted in the RAN as a young man. Frank was posted to the HMAS Voyager and was on board when the ship was involved in an accident which resulted in it's sinking in February 1964. Fortunately Frank was uninjured, he was in the bow area of the ship at the time of the accident Frank and went down with that section of the ship. Frank later served on the HMAS Sydney ferrying troops to Vietnam. Frank was in the RAN for three years, his rank was Ordinary Seaman/Electrical Mechanic.
Inscriptions & Markings
The band is embroidered with the inscription: "H. M. A. S. VOYAGER" and the cap has the name "F. J. VERCO" written inside. The iside lining has the imprint "Manufactured Expressly for Sinbad Trading Company Melbourne Made in England"
Last updated
26 Mar 2017 at 8:04PM