Item RNT-ob-0057 - Ethiopian Air Force Commander's Cap

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Ethiopian Air Force Commander's Cap

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  • Object

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  • 1943-1945 (Creation)

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1 hat : cotton ; 11.5 x 17.5 x 29 cm

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

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Object is an Ethiopian Commander's wedge cap. The external cotton-canvas is army green, while the fabric within the outer folds of the hat--as well as the inner lining--are brown. The internal rim is lined with brown leather. The front left side of the hat features an embroidered emblem in gold-ish thread, depicting a set of wings and a star.

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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-0057.

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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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There is a small tear on the outer canvas underneath the emblem measuring 3 x 5 mm. There is also white paint stains on both the internal and external fabric of the cap.

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January, 2023, FN

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  • Box: B 48 S 1 Box 19