Uniform - Tunic No.1 (RNZAF)

Hector Powe, Manufacturer


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Hector Powe, Manufacturer
Description
Air Force blue woollen No.1 dress tunic. Fine wool finish to the cloth. Short lapel. Long cut coat. 4 external patch pockets. 2 breast pockets and 2 hip pockets. There is also a slit pocket on the right front between the breast and hip pockets. This would be a change pocket. There are also 2 internal pockets in the lining - one on the left breast and the other on the right breast. There are 4 brass buttons down the front of the tunic. These are exposed buttons and these are decorated with an eagle, crown and the letters N.Z. Each external patch pocket has a brass button with the insignia. The Flying Badge on the left breast is a Rear Gunner badge. The metal strip reads from left to right. D.F.C. and 1939-45 Star with bar.
The scalloped flaps on the breast pockets have dome fasteners on the tips. The tunics are fully lined with purple/blue cotton fabric. The inside of the sleeves is lined with a white cotton material. On each shoulder is the New Zealand badge. This is sewn on the tunic. The words New Zealand are in light blue on a dark blue background. There are 2 stripes on each sleeve about 90 mm from the cuff. The stripes are around the circumference of the sleeve. The design of the stripes is black, light blue, black. Both stripes are identical. The fabric belt is sewn along the back of the tunic forming a loose belt in the front. There is a 60 mm wide brass buckle on one end of the belt with 2 pins. The other end of the belt has 3 series of 2 holes. The holes have been button-hole stitched. The back of the tunic has a single, central vent from the belt line to the hem of the tunic.
Media/Materials
Processed Material/Textile/Wool
Processed Material/Textile/Cotton
Processed Material/Metal/Alloy/Copper Alloy/Brass
Signature/Marks and Type
HECTOR POWE REGENT ST. LONDON M G W WARDEN 22.954 29.10.4
HECTOR POWE/ REGENT ST, LONDON.W.1 Maker's Mark
G.W. Warden/ 22-954 29.10.4 Ink Stamp
Accession No
2003.832
Credit Line
Hector Powe. Uniform - Tunic No.1 (RNZAF), 2003.832. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).
Maker
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