RAAF other ranks greatcoat : Leading Aircraftman A J McClenaghan

Place Oceania: Australia
Accession Number REL/04340
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Uniform
Physical description Cotton sateen, Plastic, Wool gabardine
Maker Warmstrong Manufacturing Pty Ltd
Date made 1942
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

RAAF blue greatcoat other ranks wool greatcoat with black plastic RAAF buttons and black cotton sateen lining. The manufacturer's label sewn to the inside bears the size 28 and ink name and service number of the owner.

History / Summary

Worn by 67553 Leading Aircraftman Allan John 'Jack' McClenaghan during his Second World War service. McClenaghan was born 14 February 1920 at Armidale, NSW and enlisted at Sydney on 15 July 1942. After almost a year's training at Shepparton, Victoria, and at the Technical College at Kingston, ACT, McClenaghan was assigned to 10 Squadron at Milne Bay as a Fitter 2E, servicing DAP Beauforts and the occasional DC3. He later moved with the Squadron to Nadzab and spent a total of 15 months overseas, suffering a few bouts of malaria along the way. He returned to Australia and was at RAAF Base Wagga at the end of the war. He was discharged on 19 March 1946.