Royal Navy Commander’s cocked hat worn as part of the dress uniform until 1940. Made by Gieves Ltd, UK.
Presented to RNZN by Commander A.J.T. Shorting RN, on board HMNZS Canterbury at Portsmouth, Hampshire, United Kingdom – 3 August 1977.
CDR Shorting served as a Warrant Officer Engineer in HMS Achilles 1939-40.