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Description
No.1 tunic RNZAF, blue wool with cotton/satin lining. Short lapels, long cut tunic, belted waist and skirt type bottom. 4 patch pockets in the front of the tunic. The 2 breast pockets have a central, vertical pleat and scalloped flaps. The large waist pockets have rectangular flaps. There are brass buttons on each patch pocket. There are 4 brass buttons down the front facing of the jacket with 4 button holes on the other facing. There is a change pocket opening between the right breast pocket and the right waist pocket.
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.
Media/Materials
Processed Material/Textile/Wool
Processed Material/Textile/Cotton
Processed Material/Textile/Satin
Processed Material/Metal/Alloy/Copper Alloy/Brass
Signature/Marks and Type
R.E.GEORGE & HOUGHTON LTD/ 3 GREEN STREET/ CAMBRIDGE/ &/ 15 SAVILLE ROW/ LONDON W.1 Maker's Mark
No. 11/525 DATE 8.6.40/ F/O. T.C. Parry. Hand-written
Accession No
2003.865
Credit Line
Uniform [Tunic No.1 (RNZAF)], 2003.865. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).
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