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Cap – RFC Field Service

Cap – RFC Field Service

Royal Flying Corps (RFC) officer type khaki field service cap.  Bronze finish RFC cap badge attached to proper left side with two brass RFC buttons attached to front.  Interior is silk-lined.

This cap belonged to Flying Officer Noel Lancelot Vale of Christchurch.  Vale was the 72nd graduate of the Canterbury (NZ) Aviation Co Ltd flying school at Sockburn, receiving his aviator’s certificate on 7 May 1918.  He went on to serve with the Royal Air Force from August 1918 through to August 1919.

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