French Navy Squadron Vice-Admiral's Khaki Sea Visor Cap named to Marc Antoine
This is a French Navy squadron vice-admiral's sea visor cap from the late 1950s-1960s. The hat was worn by Squadron Vice-Admiral Marc Antoine. It features a squadron vice-admiral's four-star cap badge on the front. This style of cap badge was worn only at sea. Below the badge is a gold double corded chinstrap attached by a set of gold flag officer chinstrap buttons. The rest of the hat is khaki with a gold piped black cap band. The cap was manufactured in the United States by Bancroft, as indicated by the interior label as well as a Bancroft stamp on the leather sweatband.
Squadron Vice-Admiral Marc Antoine
Marc Antoine was born in 1900. He joined the French Navy shortly after World War I (1914-1918) in 1919 and served throughout the Interwar years through World War II (1939-1945) while working his way up through the ranks. In 1955 Antoine was promoted to admiral. Three years later, in 1958, he was promoted to vice-admiral, but only held this position for a year before becoming a squadron vice-admiral and being put in charge of an air base in Bizerte, Tunisia. Squadron Vice-Admiral Marc Antoine died in 1981. He was decorated with Grand Officer in the Legion of Honor, among other awards.
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