Nice set and 2 makers I don't have! The later dated garments would have been used mostly at home but your 40 dated trousers could have been issued for Greece, Nth Africa, Middle East, Crete etc.. look up your Aussie military history.
You need 2 rising sun metal collar insignia and 2 metal AUSTRALIA shoulder titles and 2 unit patches (optional)
Great info, just what I needed :-) If you or anyone else have the above mentioned insignias for sale, or know where I can buy them, I would be very thankfull to buy the items so I can complete this Aussie kit.
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Hi mate, great scores!! The 1940 dated trousers are especially nice having the manufactures name instead of the post 1942 factory codes, I take it your second 1944 dated tunic is different from the one pictured and has internal bottom pockets opposed to the patch type on the one pictured?
Also I might be able to help you out with the patches and badges you need, let me know and I will see what I still have spare.
Hi again mate, I will get back to you shortly regarding the PM. In the mean time heres a few pictures of original tunics with insignia, theyre not mine they are from the AWM's collection but I thought they would be good to show you as examples of how the insignia was worn. I will try to get some pics up of mine shortly so you can see the details a bit better as well.
First up is a tunic for a sergeant in the 2/3rd infantry battalion
Second pic is a corpral of the 2/3rd pioneer battalion
And thirdly a Tunic to a corpral in the 2/4th Light Anti Aircraft regiment, it also has miniatures for one of the 9th division artillery units, a drivers trade badge 4 years overseas service stripes and a chest full of ribbons for service in ww1 and ww2
Very cool uniforms - Just the kind of info I am looking for, Thanks a lot.
Hi this is my two WW2 jackets the khaki one is tailed made in Australia for Australia hot weather so it a lighter/cooler material used it was dated 11/1941 and used by a captain Shrewsbury at POW camp in NSW and the other jacket is standard issue. They standard was used also in the desert .
Cheers Anthony Egretz
Hi mate whats the patches on your service dress? Are they original to the tunic?
Also I will get those pictures of the wash roll up for you later tonight or tommorow I spent all arvo looking for it and finally found it for you.
Actually I just realised I can enlarge the pic... WTF are those patches???