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Description
Navy blue, woollen jacket with collar and lapels. There are 4 brass buttons on the right side flap of the jacket and there are 4 corresponding button holes on the left. There is a pleated breast pocket with a cover flap held closed by a single button on either side of the jacket. Above the left breast pocket, is a badge and a medal bar. The badge, which is above the bar, represents a rear gunner. The letters AG are inside a brown laurel wreath and to the right of the wreath is a wing. Underneath the badge, is a bar with 3 colour sections on it: navy blue, red, light blue. The bar corresponds to the 1939-45 Star. Below the right breast pocket is a horizontal slit opening for another pocket.

There are 2 side pockets, one on either side of the jacket. Each has a cover flap held in place by a single button. Each of the buttons on the jacket has a crown on it, flanked by the letters NZ, above a bird in flight. At the top of each sleeve at the shoulder, is a badge with white embroidery that reads: NEW ZEALAND. On the arm of each sleeve, just below the elbow, is a warrant officer's badge. The badges have blue and red embroidered crests on them and motto: DIEU ET MON DROIT. At the back of the jacket is a slit, running vertically, from the bottom to the waist. Running along the waistline is a blue woollen belt, attached at the back. The belt has a strap with 3 sets of 2 holes and a brass buckle. There is a snap on either side of the belt to help hold it in place. Inside the jacket, is a blue cotton lining, the sleeves of the jacket are lined in a cream-coloured cotton. There is an inside breast pocket on either side. Below the right side breast pocket is a button. At the neck there is a tab used to hang the jacket. There is an inside pocket on the right jacket flap.
Media/Materials
Processed Material/Textile/Wool
Processed Material/Textile/Cotton
Processed Material/Metal/Alloy/Copper Alloy/Brass
Accession No
2003.787
Credit Line
Uniform [Tunic (RNZAF)], 2003.787. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).
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