Large wooden framed poster.
Inscriptions & markings
The " Long Journey Home". From a painting by Adrian Rigby.
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Large wooden framed poster.
The " Long Journey Home". From a painting by Adrian Rigby.
Chrome model of a RAAF F35 Lightning II aircraft
RAAF Roundels, Air Force 2012 Then. Now. Always
Swagger stick consisting of a wooden rod with a brass rifle round on one end and a brass bolt(?) with a Major's Crown applied on the opposite end.
ww1, ww2, swagger stick
Brown canvas kit bag
ran, ran uniform, kit, kit bag
Small blue kit bag
Bosun's Call with chain
"Aussie" Rider & Bell
ran, pipe, piping, bosun's call, boatswains call
Anzac biscuit tin containing various RAN cap ribbons, rank badges, rate badges, long service badges, specialist badges, buttons, medal ribbons, Australia flashes, HMAS Diamantina matches, HMAS CERBERUS "The Anchorage" drink coasters and RAN driver's licence
HMAS Albatross, HMAS Cerberus, HMAS Bombard, HMAS Snipe. Curry WJ POFC R/59111 on licence
ran, rank badge, rate badge, drink coaster, anchorage club, ran buttons
RAN Sailors blue collars worn with No1 and No2 uniforms
navy, ran, uniform, junior sailor
MOUNTED MEDALS -: Knight Grand Cross, Knight Commander, Companion Order of St Michael & St George, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal 1914-18, Victory Medal with Oak Leaf (mid) Defence Medal, War Medal 1939-45, King George V Silver Jubilee Medal, King George VI Coronation Medal Serbian order of the White Eagle (1883-1945) Class 3.
Metal D shaped device with one side hinged. The end opposite the hinge fits into a bracket with two holes used to fit a padlock.
The 40 mm Bofors Mk4 cartridge is used in a variety of modern armoured fighting vehicles and ships. This cartridge has been used by the Royal Australian Navy as a ship armament since the Second World War. It is also compatible with the ground mounted Bofors L60 Anti aircraft guns which were used by the Australian Army since the Second World War.
Chrome plated brass cartridge cases.
Inscribed 40 mm Mk4 Lot 888 ECC 1955. Inscribed 40 mm Mk4 Lot 248 ECC AN 1955. Inscribed 40 mm Mk4 Lot 418 MF AAN 1955.
Small dinner service type Bell with Anchor handle.
Metal Dirk and Paper Booklet.
Booklet Royal Australian Navy. Explanatory Notes on the Pay and Entitlement Provisions of the Naval Pay Code. January 1959.
Various Historical significance.
Australian returned from active service badges. 2 x Returned Soldiers and Sailors Imperial League Badges. (1919 - 1947.) 2 x 1971 to 1990 Life Member Badges. Maralinga & Monte Bello Association Badge. Boomerang with Rising Sun badge. Royal Australian Engineers 1930 - 1942 badge. Silver badge "To the Women of Australia. Vintage Turkish Medal.
Inscribed To The Women of Australia Crown surrounded by Laurel Leaves with Map of Australia in centre. Returned From Active Service. Two or Three Servicemen shown. RAAF #A1102 - 1942. Boomerang with Rising Sun below Crown. Royal Engineers Badge inscribed "FACIMUS ET FRANCIMUS" encircling GviR in centre Crown over Laurel leaves.
Japanese sword and scabbard. Sword hilt has what appears to be an ivory inlay then is wrapped in cotton? twine. It also has brass decorations on each end of the hilt and a brass guard. The scabbard is made of metal with a brass tip, brass decoration on the mouth and brass carrying ring.
japanese, world war two, world war 2, ww2, ww11
The Number 1 Training School (No 1 F.T.S ) was formed in 1921 to train pilots. After training 3000 pilots the school was disbanded in 1944.
Photograph of The Class Flights 1 & 2. 13.04.1943 ------ 03.07.1943. Shows 36 students and 3 teachers.
Brunswick Technical School RAAF Fitters Flights 1 & 2. 13-4-43 --- 3-7-43.
Canvas Khaki sewing kit - also called "The Housewife". Includes pkt needles, thimble, buttons, wool and cotton. 2 x pockets cotton tape ties with 2 internal pockets, name tag one pocket can be buttoned. Includes 2 x badges circa WW1.
Regimental #315385 David Lawrence Meyers.
Volumes 1-13, missing volume 7. Maroon cover with black engraved writing and scrollwork.
Appears to be AN 1993 (Australian Navy) 40MM MK4 Brass Shell fitted with a 4/53 40MM MO MK 4T projectile HES (High explosive substitute) AN (Australian Navy)
Shell-40MM MK 4, OT28 MF,AN1993. Projectile- HES AN, 40MM MO MK 4T, 0210 4/53 BS
Steel sword in leather scabbard with laced leather bound hilt.
Large steel machete in canvas scabbard with webbing frog.
D.Arrow D (Dept. of Defence) DC-44 inscribed on blade.
Bayonet Scabbard and Frog. Ex British Army.
Crown above Wilkinson on blade. D arrow and ID.
Folding Wallet Camouflage Canvas with Velcro strap. Pockets inside the wallet containing -Dept. of Defence Message Notebook OC 076)-Armoured Fighting Vehicle Driving Licence May Scott Andrew Army No 8508114 - 3 x Range record -AFV Range Card (OWR 38) Gun/Target Information.- RAAC Commanders Card (OWG 136)
Refer Physical Destription
The Pace Stick is used to measure the correct length of pace. Rhythm and uniformity in marching is achieved by using the Pace Stick as well as the drum and metronome. Correct pace length is necessary not only for ceremonial purposes, but also to reduce fatigue on long marches and set the standard of accuracy required of soldiers. The Pace Stick is actually two pieces of timber, hinged at the top and able to be set to a particular distance, something like the compass set you used at school.
Small glass dish containing sand from Anzac Cove Gallipoli.
Various small items in box. Includes white metal Centenary of Melbourne Medal 1934 /35. There were 325600 made and issued to school children ( two were produced in gold.) Obverse shows Yarra river with Melbourne outline in background. Reverse sailing ship harbour and whale. Portland was Victoria's first settlement in 1834. Melbourne's settlement with John Batmen a year later.
Obverse Centenary Melbourne 1835. Reverse Centenary of Victoria 1834.
Significant historical importance during the Vietman War-era. These HUEY'S were responsible for saving thousands of injured and distressed military personnel. Dustoff was donated to the Dandenong RSL by the United States in September 2003. Dustoff is a Iroquois UH - 11v ( a modified UH - 1D ) she was fully restored when donated. They were a highly manoeuvrable aircraft.
Very important. Huey saved lives. Dustoff is a local attraction bringing many people to view it.
Ex U.S Military helicopter. Dustoff or CASEVAC - fitted out to evacuate wounded soldiers during the Vietnam War. These helicopters were commonly called "Hueys".
Large Red Cross on front. Left hand side - UNITED STATES ARMY 73 - 21763 USAR. Red Cross with 763 enclosed and small Vietnamese Flag. Right hand side - Red Cross with 763 enclosed small Australian Flag RAAF with Kangaroo. Tailfin RHS A2-767 over red, white and blue flag representing New Zealand.
Is of Historical significance. This map was put together by T.R.Beaton on the 15th February 2002. He used old railway and road maps to show the route and it took him over 15 months to put together. T.R. Beaton was Manager/Curator of Australian Government Memorial Museum built above " Hellfire Pass " or Konyu Cutting.
Framed picture map of the Burma _ Siam Railway.
Major historical significance.
Wooden framed photograph with diagram of the Railway. Illustrates the construction of the Railway. Began in October 1942 and completed on October 1943.
Presented to Dandenong RSL by J. W. Barker (The Judge) August 1989.
Traditional Naval Uniform.
Full navy uniform - 2 x jackets and pants, cap and tie. ! x full white uniform. #6/SI.P.O.F.C
P.O.F.C (Petty Officer Fire Control) Insignia on right sleeve. P.O Stoker R.D on left sleeve. Gold buttons on front of uniform. Officer's hat coloured black and white Embroidered Crown over silver anchor.
Bayonet attaches to .303 rifle used in hand to hand combat. Historic significance.
Steel bayonet with metal and leather scabbard. Wooden handle.
letter A enclosed in Star with X between. Arrow pointing to tip.
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