SCARCE uniform cap and Aiguillette only worn by VERY SENIOR OFFICER of the Royal New Zealand Air Force or R. Marshal of the Royal Air Force, Air chief marshal, Air marshal, Air vice-marshal, and.
NEW ZEALAND MADE by "Hills Hats" Wellington N. Who are the New Zealand Government Contract Military and Police uniform makers SINCE 1875 = for OVER 147 years! New Zealand senior Royal New Zealand Air Force officer's side cap and aiguillette worn by officers of the very highest pay grades or "FLAG RANK". Excellent USED condition and exactly as-seen in my images.New Zealand "Hills Hats" official Police and Military tailors label inside (This company has been doing this for well-over 125 years now). The Aiguillette has Air Force Blue "Flecks" which are not seen in Army or Navy Aiguillettes. An aiguillette (French: from aiguille, "needle"), also spelled aguillette, aiglet or aglet, is a cord with metal tips or lace tags, or the decorative tip itself. Functional or purely decorative fasteners of silk cord with metal tips were popular in the 16th and early 17th centuries, sometimes of gold set with gemstones or enameled, are generally called "aiglets", "aglets" or "points". In modern usage, an "aiguillette" is an ornamental braided cord with decorative metal tips worn on uniforms or as part of other costumes such as academic dress, where it will denote an honour.
This usage of "aiguillette" derives from lacing used to fasten plate armor together. As such, a knot or loop arrangement was used which sometimes hung from the shoulder. These aiguillettes should not be confused with lanyards, which are cords also worn from the shoulder (or around the neck), but do not have the pointed aiguillette tips and are usually of fibre rather than gold or silver wire, and often not braided. Any questions please message me.
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