Historical information

Part of the Flight Lieutenant Ian A. 'Joe' Lyons MBE Collection.
See catalogue No 5374P for his service record.

Physical description

.1) and .2) Pair of black leather calf length RAAF flying boots with leather sole and rubber heel. each boot is lined with soft brown leather with remnants of sheep wool attached to the right boot (.1). A buckle and strap at the ankle and calf height secure each boot when wearing.
.3) Handwritten card with details of the boots' provenance.

Inscriptions & markings

.3) Handwritten in black ink: ' FLYING BOOTS. Worn by Squadron Leader Ian A. 'Joe' Lyons. Worn all through the Pacific - North Africa - New Guinea - Borneo - All through Japanese Occupation, 1942 Middle East. Donated by Mr I. A. Lyons'