Maker and Role
Dress tunic, khaki cotton fabric with an apricot satin/silk lining. The sleeves are lined with a white silk-like fabric. 4 button holes down the front opening. Medium length lapels, 4 patch pockets. Patch pockets on the left and right breast and left and right waist. The breast pockets have scalloped flaps. The waist pockets have rectangular flaps. There is a change pocket located between the right breast and right waist pocket. There is an internal pocket in the right breast lining. There are brass buttons on the epaulettes. The 3 stripes around the epaulette signify the rank of Wing Commander. The badge on the left breast is Signaller. There are 2 medal bands. The medals from top left to right are 1939-45 Star, Air Europe. Second band reads from left, Defence Medal, War Medal 1939-45, New Zealand Service Medal, General Service Medal. There is a 45 mm wide belt around the waist. The brass buckle is missing. The tunic has a skirt waist and a single back vent 250 mm high. The shoulder epaulettes are secured at the collar by a brass button. These buttons have a crown, eagle and the letters NZ on them. The epaulettes have 3 stripes on them. Each stripe has a black, blue and black pattern. The shoulder badges have the words: Royal New Zealand Air Force embroidered with black thread on a brown background.
Signature/Marks and Type
SPECIALISTS IN/ MEN'S SUITS/ ADVANCE/ NEWTON/ AUCKLAND Maker's Mark
Advance. Uniform [Dress Tunic (Tropical RNZAF)], 2004.184. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).