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Dutch military field uniform

From the Collection of Dutch Australian Heritage Centre Victoria 60 Rosstown Road Carnegie Victoria

Description
Dutch military field uniform made from heavy greenish material: (1) short jacket and (2) pants
Size
jacket - size 48 1/4, pants - ca 1090mm (l) 83mm (girdle).
Object Registration
2614
Keywords
uniform army
Historical information
Part of the small collection of uniforms in DAHC's possession. Like most of these uniform this one stems from the 1950-ies. The shoulder insigne indicate a "Genie" division (Engineering Corps).
Significance
Many of the 1950's period uniforms came from people that had been discharched after having served in the Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia) during the Indonesian War of Independence.
Inscriptions & Markings
Short jacket (brass, insect eye - like button on each collar, St Joris (St George) patch on shoulder straps, "Prins Alexander" on sleeves, Dutch army emblem with "Je Maintiendrai", the Dutch national motto, on left sleeve), marks inside jacket W MvO 1954, Motecht door MITN.
Last updated
3 Mar 2017 at 10:11AM