Uniform - Tunic No.1 (RNZAF)

Guardsman Limited, Manufacturer


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Maker and Role
Guardsman Limited, Manufacturer
Description
Blue wool RNZAF No.1 Tunic. Short lapel, 4 patch pockets and one change pocket. The patch pockets on each breast have scalloped flaps. The breast pockets have a vertical pleat down the centre of the pocket. The left and right hip patch pockets have rectangular flaps. All 4 patch pockets have a brass button fastening them. There are 4 brass buttons down the front of the tunic. The garment is fully lined with a cotton/satin fabric. There is an internal pocket on the right breast. The badge on the left breast denotes Signaller. The medal bar below the badge reads from left to right:
D.F.C., 1939-45 Star, Air Crew Europe Star, Defence Medal.
All the brass buttons have the eagle, the crown and the letters 'NZ', except the 2 buttons on the hip pockets. These brass buttons have the eagle, crown and R.C.A.F. The 2 stripes on each sleeve are identical, that is black, light blue, black. The waist belt is sewn along the back of the tunic. The buckle is brass and rectangular. The buckle has 2 pins. The other end of the belt has 3 sets of 2 holes. The holes have been reinforced with stitching around the opening. There is a vent in the centre of the tail of the tunic. On each shoulder there is a 'New Zealand' badge sewn in gold lettering on a black background.
Media/Materials
Processed Material/Textile/Wool
Processed Material/Metal/Alloy/Copper Alloy/Brass
Processed Material/Textile/Cotton
Processed Material/Metal
Signature/Marks and Type
GUARDSMAN CLOTHES - ALPS - ST. JOHN NB E7986
V.C. VIGGERS NZ415567 98 & 101 SQDN
GUARDSMAN/ CLOTHES/ TAILORED EXPRESSLY FOR/ CALPS/ ST. JOHN, N.B Maker's Mark
E7/ 986/ V.C. VIGGERS/ NZ 415567/ 98 & 101 SQDN Label
Accession No
2003.837
Credit Line
Guardsman Limited. Uniform - Tunic No.1 (RNZAF), 2003.837. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).
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