Uniform - Tunic No.1 (RNZAF)

Patrick Thomson Limited, Manufacturer

Oct 1944
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Maker and Role
Patrick Thomson Limited, Manufacturer
Production Date
Oct 1944
Blue wool No.1 tunic RNZAF. Short lapel, long cut tunic with a belted waist and a skirt style bottom. There are 4 patch pockets in the front - 2 breast patch pockets and 2 waist patch pockets. The breast pockets have a central vertical pleat and a scalloped flap. The waist patch pockets have a rectangular flap. There are brass buttons on each patch pocket and 4 down the central facing. There are brass buttons on the right patch pocket over the breast and the right waist pocket.
There is an internal pocket in the lining of the right breast. The manufacturer's label is inside the pocket. The tunic is fully lined with a purple/blue cotton fabric. There are 2 stripes around each sleeve about 80 mm up from the cuff. The stripes are black, light blue, black. The 2 stripes are the same. The waist belt is fixed to the back of the tunic by 2 loops and dome fasteners. On one end of the belt is rectangular brass buckle with 2 pins. On the other end of the belt are 3 rows of 2 holes. The cloth badge over the left breast denotes a Bomb Aimer. The medal bar reads from left top: 1939-45 Star. Second row from left reads: France Germany Medal, Defence Medal, War Medal, NZ War Medal.
Processed Material/Textile/Wool
Processed Material/Metal/Alloy/Copper Alloy/Brass
Signature/Marks and Type
Name F/O S H Richmond REF No.5036-149 DATE 10/44 FITTER V V Hand-written
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Patrick Thomson Limited. Oct 1944. Uniform - Tunic No.1 (RNZAF), 2003.868. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).

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