Uniform [Tunic No.1 (RNZAF)]
The tunic is fully lined with purple/blue, cotton/satin fabric. The brevet on the left breast is a pilot's badge. The medal strip under the brevet reads from left to right:
1939-45 Star, Defence Medal, War Medal, NZ War Medal.
All 8 brass buttons on the tunic have some decoration, that is: the eagle in flight, the crown and the letters 'NZ'. There are fabric badges on each shoulder with the words 'NEW ZEALAND' sewn in light blue cotton on a dark cloth background. There is one stripe around each sleeve about 80 mm from the cuff. The stripe consists of a black tape, a light blue tape and a black tape. There is a 290 mm vent in the centre tail of the tunic. On the tips of the scalloped flaps of the patch pockets are dome fasteners. The belt has a 60 mm brass buckle and 2 pins in the buckle. The wool belt is sewn onto the back of the tunic.
Processed Material/Metal/Alloy/Copper Alloy/Brass
No. 11/525 DATE 8.6.40/ F/O. T.C. Parry. Hand-written
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