Signboard : Group Captain C R Caldwell, RAAF

Place Asia: Netherlands East Indies, Halmahera Island, Morotai Island
Accession Number REL/10555
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Heraldry
Physical description Masonite, Paint
Maker Unknown
Place made Australia: Northern Territory, Darwin
Date made c 1944
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Description

Painted masonite signboard for the Commanding Officer of 80 Fighter Wing, RAAF. The board is painted in brown, yellow, blue, red, white and black on a white ground, and has a narrow green edge. It features an RAAF crown and eagle above the words 'Commanding Officer.' in white on a blue and red scroll. Below this are the words 'Group Captain C. R. Caldwell, D.S.O. D.F.C & BAR. Polish Cross of Valour' painted in black. The words 'Group Captain' have been painted over a previous title ('Wing Commander') which has been carefully obscured with white paint. At the bottom of the sign in white on a black band is the title '- 80 FIGHTER WING -'. Two pairs of nail holes approximately 25-30 mm apart are centrally located at the top and bottom of the sign.

History / Summary

Signboard : Group Captain C R Caldwell, RAAF
Unknown
c 1944
Painted masonite signboard for the Commanding Officer of 80 Fighter Wing, RAAF. The board is painted in brown, yellow, blue, red, white and black on a white ground, and has a narrow green edge. It features an RAAF crown and eagle above the words 'Commanding Officer.' in white on a blue and red scroll. Below this are the words 'Group Captain C. R. Caldwell, D.S.O. D.F.C & BAR. Polish Cross of Valour' painted in black. The words 'Group Captain' have been painted over a previous title ('Wing Commander') which has been carefully obscured with white paint. At the bottom of the sign in white on a black band is the title '- 80 FIGHTER WING -'. Two pairs of nail holes approximately 25-30 mm apart are centrally located at the top and bottom of the sign.