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Mystery Raaf Tunic need help

Article about: Don't get me wrong i like this Tunic and i think i got a bargain It looked like a ww2 Raaf AirGunners Uniform The Airman did serve in WW2 but the rank doesnt match up. I then found Korean Ca

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    Default Mystery Raaf Tunic need help

    Don't get me wrong i like this Tunic and i think i got a bargain
    It looked like a ww2 Raaf AirGunners Uniform
    The Airman did serve in WW2 but the rank doesnt match up.
    I then found Korean Campaign Patches in the pocket.
    Id like to know more about the Patches on the Uniform the red maple leaf and spider web radar??

    I cant work out what a Air Gunner was doing in Korea since only one squadron of fighters served?
    Maybe he was a Airgunner and served in another unit?
    Or maybe the jacket is a made up piece ?
    guys its a MTX
    any help would be appreciated
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    Default Re: Mystery Raaf Tunic need help

    I'm sure its a made up piece I'm afraid. It is possible that the flight serjeant stripes and crown, and 'Australia' titles belong to the jacket.

    As for the other insignia:

    AG brevet: The stitching is much too poorly done to be original to the jacket, though it might be an original badge
    Maple leaf: This is a post-ww2 Royal Canadian Navy trade badge for a Radar Plotter - an original badge but added to the jacket
    Two blue stripes: These are WWI service stripes, again probably an original badge added
    The British Commonwealth Forces badge was the badge of the HQ British Commonwealth Occupation Force (Japan). This did have an Australian component (34th Australian Infantry Brigade), but I'm not sure if it was ever appropriate on RAAF uniform.

    Rob

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    Default Re: Mystery Raaf Tunic need help

    sadly the guy who wore the uniform was LAC so even the stripes arent right

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