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WW2 era Brown Leather Carry Case with contents - RAAF Flight Lieutenant Francis Robertson

From the Collection of Chiltern Athenaeum Trust 57 Conness Street Chiltern Victoria

Description
Brown hard leather overnight carry case with contents. The contents are related to flying kit issues for FLTLT Francis (Frank) Robertson, pilot. The contents are : Blue RAAF Dress uniform jacket, Tropical Drab uniform jacket, pilot goggles and pilot helmet. Both jackets have the flying wings brevet sewed upon the left breast side above the pocket seam as per military protocol.
Object Registration
635
Keywords
ww2 raaf pilot francis (frank robertson)
Historical information
The case and contents belonged to RAAF pilot, FLTLT Francis (Frank) Robertson. FLTLT Robertson was the pilot who crash landed his Wirraway Aircraft on the top of Chiltern resident Nurse Carter's house. He was on a training flight qualifying for his pilot wings and was forced to land due to bad weather conditions.
When Made
Circa 1940-1945
Significance
WW2 RAAF Pilot FLTLT Francis (Frank) Robertson.
Crash landed his Wirraway aircraft onto the roof of Nurse Carter's Chiltern Residence.
Inscriptions & Markings
Blue dress jacket has the name "Roby" on the inside label.
Last updated
18 Jun 2019 at 10:40AM