Royal Naval Artillery Volunteers uniform: pattern 1887

Peaked cap of blue wool for the Royal Naval Artillery Volunteers. The Cap has a black webbed band with cap badge attached. The badge features a red velvet crown worked with gold metal thread, metal thread work laurel leaves surrounding a blue velvet reserve with metal anchor with metal threadwork chain and the initials 'RNAV' embroidered in metal thread above it. The inside of the cap is lined with red silk, quilted, and has a very faded makers label in gold.

The Royal Naval Artillery Reserve or Volunteers as they were initially known, were established in 1873 and were recruited from either keen amateur sailors or those who were in the merchant service.

Object Details

ID: UNI0501
Collection: Uniforms
Type: Cap
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Thomas, F.
Date made: Unknown
People: Royal Naval Artillery Volunteers; Royal United Service Institution
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Royal United Service Institution Collection
Measurements: Overall: 120 x 245 x 190 mm

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