This uniform was worn by Air Marshal Sir Colin Hannah KCMG, KCVO, KBE, CB. Born 1914, he graduated at Point Cook in 1936. He served during World War Two in the South-West Pacific as Commanding Officer of No. 6 Squadron (Beauforts) and No. 71 Wing (a Beaufort Strike Wing), he was SASO (Senior Air Staff Officer) Western Area in 1944-1945. He served as the Australian Air Force Air Attache in the late 1968-69 before becoming Chief of the Australian Air Staff in 1970-72. After Hannah's retirement from the Air Force became the Governor of Queensland (1972-1977). Air Marshal Hannah died 1978.
Donated by the Embassy of Australia
Country of Origin: Australia
Clothing: 86.4 x 68.6 x 5.7cm (34 x 27 x 2 1/4 in.)
Overall: Wool, synthetic fabric, silk, metal, bullion
Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) blue wool dress 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 with box pleats; two lower button flap pockets; RAAF pilot's badge (gold wire pilot's wings on black felt; gold wire wreath surrounds silver wire "RAAF" in center of badge; St. Edward's (Queen's) crown in gold wire and red felt surmounts RAAF) over left breast pocket, nine medal ribbons (Order of the British Empire, Commendation for Distinguished Service, 1939-1945 Star, Pacific Star, Defence Medal, British War Medal 1939-1945, Australian Service Medal 1939-1945, Australian Active Service Medal 1945-1975, Elizabeth II Coronation Medal 1953); Air Marshal Rank insignia stripes on cuff; attached belt.