Uniform Tunic [New Zealand Woman's Auxiliary Airforce]; New Zealand. Royal New Z...

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Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT)

Name/Title

Uniform Tunic [New Zealand Woman's Auxiliary Airforce]

About this object

Navy blue, wool WAAF tunic with collar and lapels. There are 4 silver buttons down the front of the left jacket flap and 4 corresponding button holes on the right. There is a pleated breast pocket on either side. The pockets have a cover flap each with a small scalloped edge and securing button. Found in the left side breast pocket was a piece of paper, a piece of fabric, a brass belt buckle, 3 large brass buttons and 4 small brass buttons (all RAF). On each side of the jacket flap, below the breast pockets, there is a pocket with cover flap and securing button. All of the buttons on the tunic depict a crown flanked by the letters 'N', 'Z' above a bird (either an albatross or an eagle). There is a belt of navy wool that is attached at the back. One end of the belt has 3 sets of 2 holes, while the other end has a silver belt buckle. At the back of the tunic is a slit running from the hem to the waist. Inside, the tunic is lined with a blue cotton fabric. At the left shoulder there are 2 badges. At the top is a rectangular, black badge with an embroidered white bird on it. Below it, is another rectangular, black badge with an embroidered, blue propeller on it. The same 2 badges appear on the right shoulder.

Maker

New Zealand. Royal New Zealand Air Force (New Zealand, estab. 1937)

Maker Role

Commissioned by

Maker

Londonwear (New Zealand)

Maker Role

Manufacturer

Date Made

Circa 1942-Circa 1943

Place Made

Wellington

Measurements

L 660 W 380mm (L 26 W 14 15/16")

Collection

Bomber Command Collection

Credit Line

The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT)

Object Type

Tunic/Main Garments/Clothing/03 Personal Artifacts/Nomenclature

Object number

2004.283

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