Miniature novelty Christmas underwear : Leading Aircraftman R Rooke, RAAF

Unit Operational training units
Place Oceania: Australia
Accession Number REL/02985
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Heraldry
Physical description Textile
Maker Unknown
Date made c 1942-1945
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Description

Miniature pink underpants with a yellow fringe trim around the legs. An image of Santa Claus is printed in black on the front of the pants with the words 'MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR/ DON'T GET CAUGHT WITH YOUR PANTS DOWN'. With the pants is a magazine or newspaper cutting with a joke.

History / Summary

Christmas souvenir sent by 71331 Leading Aircraftman Raymond Rooke to his sister Maria. LAC Rooke was born in Ashfield NSW in 1914 and enlisted in the Royal Australian Air Force on 14 October 1942. He was discharged from 8 Operational Training Unit on 18 December 1945.