Papers of Royal Australian Air Force Representative Teams, 1943-1944

Place Europe: United Kingdom, England, Greater London, London
Accession Number AWM2020.22.22
Collection number PR00147
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 7
Object type Papers
Physical description 9 Image/s captured
Maker Unknown
Place made United Kingdom
Date made 1943-1944
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copying Provisions Copy provided for personal non-commercial use
Source credit to This item has been digitised with funding provided by Commonwealth Government.
Description

Papers relating to the Second World War service of Royal Australian Air Force representative sporting teams, 5 June 1943 - 11 March 1944.

This collection consists of papers relating to cricket matches played in London by the RAAF cricket team in 1943, including score cards and hand-painted posters. The collection also includes a hand-painted poster relating to a rugby union game played between a RAAF representative team and New Zealand combined services team on 11 March 1944. Sports such as cricket and rugby provided members of the Armed Forces and the public with rest and reassurance during wartime.

This file contains:

Order of Going In for first innings of RAAF v. Sir Pelham Warner's XI cricket game, Lords Cricket Ground, London, 5 June 1943;
Score card for RAAF v. Sir Pelham Warner's XI cricket game, Lord's Cricket Ground, London, 5 June 1943;
Program for RAAF v. Gravesend Sunday Cricket Club cricket game, Central Avenue Ground, London, 6 June 1943;
Score card for Royal Air Force v. RAAF cricket game, Lord's Cricket Ground, London, 11 September 1943;
Poster for Royal Air Force v. RAAF cricket game, Lord's Cricket Ground, London, 11 September 1943;
Cartoon of Royal Air Force v. RAAF cricket game, Lord's Cricket Ground, London, 11 September 1943; and
Poster for RAAF v. Royal New Zealand Combined Services rugby union game, Richmond, London, 11 March 1944.