Baseball cap : Operation Acolyte, Commonwealth Games 2006

Place Oceania: Australia, Victoria, Melbourne
Accession Number REL34684
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Headdress
Physical description Cotton, Metal
Maker Unknown
Place made China
Date made 2006
Conflict Period 2000-2009

Dark Blue baseball cap with orange and light blue edging around the visor and bottom of the cap. The underside of the visor is light blue. The front is embroidered in light blue 'OPERATION ACOLYTE' above the tri-service emblem in light blue, red and yellow. The back of the cap is embroidered 'COMMONWEALTH GAMES MELBOURNE 2006'. The cap is adjusted through a metal buckle at the back. A tag inside the cap reads 'Legend STYLE : 4026 100% COTTON ONE SIZE FITS ALL HANDWASH IN COOL WATER ONLY MADE IN CHINA'.

History / Summary

Baseball cap worn by members of Operation Acolyte which involved 2,600 Australian Defence Force personnel, from across the three services, performing a range of specialist roles to provide security, ceremonial and general support for the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games.