Item RNT-ob-0055 - Ethiopian Air Force Commander's Cap

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Ethiopian Air Force Commander's Cap

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  • 1943-1945 (Creation)

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1 hat : canvas and leather ; 7 x 24 x 28 cm

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Robert N. Thompson spent a great deal of his life serving in the armed forces. Thompson served as a colonel and later a commander in the Ethiopian Air Force between 1943 and 1945.

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Object is a military cap made of canvas and leather. The olive-coloured canvas forms the upper portion of the cap. The front of the hat bears a embroidered crest of wings, a wreath, and a coat of arms with slightly shiny thread. while the brim is brown leather. There is a leather strap across the front half of the hat just above the rim, fastened on either side by silver buttons. The internal lining is a pale green cotton with brown thread threaded in a crisscross pattern, as well as a pale leather sweatband. There is also lime green velvet stitched to the front half of the internal rim.

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Robert N. Thompson


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Preferred citation Trinity Western University Archives and Special Collections, Robert N. Thompson fonds, Objects and Artifacts Related to Robert N. Thompson sous-fond, RNT-ob-0055.

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Images of the artifact/object was taken by a Fuji X-A1 digital camera on a white background. Three images were created the Photoshop file (source file), the preservation copy (TIFF) and the access copy (Jpeg). The image was manipulated using Adobe Photoshop to brighten the background, crop the image, and insert the identification number.

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For records related to Robert Thompson military career see: RNT-SF-3, Military Years/Ethiopia

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The leather brim shows slight wear.

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January, 2023, FN

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  • Box: B 47 S 1 Box 10