March 5: The Museum in Washington, DC will open today. Due to weather, the Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA is closed.
This is a standard issue Royal Australian Air Force summer or tropical service coat issued during the 1970s. The Embassy of Australia donated the uniform to the National Air Space Museum in a gesture of good will and international cooperation. There is no known information at this time about the individual who wore the uniform or their service record.
Donated by the Embassy of Australia
Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) khaki drill tropical service coat ; single breasted with open collar; four brass buttons down front with embossed eagle surmounted by a Queen's Crown; two upper button flap pockets; two lower flap but no pockets; RAAF Navigator's badge (white embroidered half-wing on black felt; light blue wreath surrounds "RAAF" in center of badge; St. Edward's (Queen's) crown surmounts wreath and "RAAF") over left breast pocket, one medal ribbon (General Service Medal 1918-1964); Squadron Leader Rank insignia on epaulets; olive green nylon lining.