Maker and Role
G Glanfield and Sons Limited, Manufacturer
Blue/grey No.1 tunic RNZAF, size five. Short lapel, long cut tunic with belted waist and skirt bottom. 4 patch pockets on the front. The left and right breast pockets have scalloped flaps. The 2 large front waist patch pockets have large, rectangular flaps on the pockets. There is an opening between the right breast pocket and the right waist pocket to a change pocket. There is an internal pocket in the lining of the right breast. The tunic is fully lined with a blue/grey cotton fabric. The sleeves are lined with a white cotton fabric. There are 3 brass buttons down the front of the jacket. The top brass button is missing. There are 4 button holes down the front of the tunic. There are brass buttons on each of the patch pockets. The breast patch pockets have a vertical central pleat on them. The belt is made of the same cloth as the tunic. The belt is sewn to the tunic around the back of the garment. There is a brass, 2-pin buckle on one end of the belt. The other end of the belt has 3 sets of 2 holes. These holes have been reinforced around with thread. There is also a dome fastener on the tip of the belt to secure the end.
The left breast badge is Rear Gunner and the medal band underneath reads: 1939-45 Star. There are light blue 'New Zealand' shoulder badges on each shoulder. Around each sleeve is a band. This is located about 80 mm from the cuff. The design of the band is black/light blue/black. There is a dry cleaning tab around the collar hook. The tips of the scalloped flaps on the breast patch pockets have domes.
Processed Material/Metal/Alloy/Copper Alloy/Brass
Signature/Marks and Type
G GLANFIELD AND SONS LTD 1943 SIZE NO.5 HEIGHT 5'5" to 5'6" BREAST 36-37 WAIST 33 GB10536 Maker's Mark
G Glanfield and Sons Limited. 1943. Uniform [Tunic No.1 (RNZAF)], 2003.856. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).