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WW2 Australian Service Tunic

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    Here is my first tunic into the collection. Have wanted one for awhile and its surprising how much they seem to go for. Finally got the style I was wanting for a decent price and it arrived yesterday afternoon

    Its a 1943, 4 pocket wool service tunic. I was a little worried it was going to be the later 43 version with the internal bottom pockets but was happy its in the earlier configuration. Manufacturer is S.146. Its a small size but looks unissued, even has the size tag still attached

    Now the fun part starts, putting it together. I am looking for buttons, shoulder titles, and collar badges. Also would love a slouch hat but I know its gonna be harder to get.

    I wanting to put it together as a 2/11th West Australian Battalion, my wife's granddad served with them during WW2 and was a POW in Germany,so anyone with anything from them would be great (I know I am pushing my luck).

    Cheers guys, will keep this thread updated with progress.

    Jason

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    Nice 4 pocket tunic!!!

    It will look good once she is all marked up!

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    Many thanks! It will look great, I am really looking forward to this!

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    Very nice, something I would like to add to my collection. Good luck with finding the insignia.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Nice pickup Jase! Was your wifes grandad taken P.O.W. In Greece or Crete? I know the 2/11th were at Heraklion on Crete because the 2/4th were also there and one of my uncles was taken P.O.W. There. Lots of the 2/11th and 2/4th boys took to the scrub and carried on the fight joining the Local partisans as a guerilla army. What is the colour patch of the 2/11th mate?

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    Thanks Dave, just reading through his documents, as they have been scanned in from the national archives. He was reported missing on the 2/6/41 in Greece and then a month after was listed as a POW from the red cross, so looks like he never made it onto Crete. Colour patch is Brown over light blue.

    Looks like I am gonna start looking for a slouch hat now to Dave!

    Jason

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    Jase, I have a bunch of original colour patches in a drawer here somewhere, I've got this sneaking suspicion that one of them at least is 2/11th, I'll have a look in a bit, if I can find them and I'm right you can have them. I'll search around in an hour or so, you know where I am now! Lol

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    I have an idea as to where to find a slouch hat.....an original colour patch on the pugaree would look good!!

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    Many thanks Dave, I would love as much original stuff as I can. I am still in the same place, just did the mothers day gift thing,lol.

    Would love any info Tony. I agree an original on a pugaree would be great

    Thanks
    Jason

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    Just noticed your post Jason.
    A nice 4 external pocket service tunic,well done mate.
    The pre 43 tunics are getting a little hard to find so a great score.Kitting them out is the fun part,good luck with it all.
    Good one mate
    Dave

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