Uniform [Tunic (Dress RNZAF)]

Wellsteed Clothing Company Limited, Manufacturer

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Maker and Role
Wellsteed Clothing Company Limited, Manufacturer
Production Date
Dress tunic, blue, wool serge. Medium length lapels, long sleeves, short-waisted. Left and right breast pockets. These patch pockets are 190 mm in height and 155 mm long. The pockets have scalloped flaps with a concealed button and button hole. There are 5 plain black buttons down the front opening. The buttons and button holes are hidden behind the front facings. The waistband has a flap and buckle on the right hand side. The cuffs on the sleeves have a side vent and a black button. The patch pockets have a vertical pleat in the centre. The front facings are lined with blue denim cotton. There are left and right breast internal pockets. These are made of blue denim cotton and are about the size of the external patch pockets. The badge on the left breast is the Navigator's Insignia. This is the letter 'N' with a single wing and laurel leaves. These elements are embroidered with gold and brown thread on a black wool background. Below this badge is a medal band. The first is the DFC and the second is the 1939-1945 Star.
The shoulder epaulettes have a single, dark blue, plastic button with an eagle motif, crown and letters NZ. Around the epaulettes are 2 sets of stripes. Each set is black, white, black. On the shoulders are New Zealand flashes. These have the words New Zealand embroidered with collar on a black wool background.
Processed Material/Textile/Wool
Processed Material/Textile/Cotton/Denim
Processed Material/Metal
Processed Material/Synthetic/Plastic
Signature/Marks and Type
Size 11 Label
Accession No
Credit Line
Wellsteed Clothing Company Limited. 1945. Uniform [Tunic (Dress RNZAF)], 2004.206. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).

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