Historical information

Owner - "Keith Balfour Gordon GILL" No.11243 RAAF. Place of birth - Bendigo. Enlisted - 24th July 1940. Discharged 12th December 1945. Rank Sergeant. At discharge - posted to 1 Aircraft Depot.

Physical description

1. Dress Coat - navy blue colour, cotton twill fabric, black and beige cotton lining to shoulders and sleeves. Full belt with bakelite and metal buckle. Buttons - black colour bakelite with metal shank, emblazoned with the Kin's Crown and a Wedge tailed Eagle in flight. WW2. Bird in flight on two sleeves - LAC blue chevrons on sleeves. Rank - red chevron on right sleeve - years of service.
2. Trousers - navy blue colour, wool twill. 4 button fly.

Inscriptions & markings

1. Makers label - red ink print on white cotton "M.Tx/Size 10"
2. Makers label - black print on white cotton - "V243 Made in Australia/1943/ Size/ G43 (handwritten)"