Battle dress trousers : Private R Langford, 5/7 (Mechanised) Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment

Place Oceania: Australia
Accession Number REL36098
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Uniform
Physical description Wool
Maker Commonwealth Government Clothing Factory
Place made Australia: Victoria
Date made 1973
Conflict Period 1980-1989

Khaki wool serge battledress trousers with a zippered fly secured by a button at the waist. There are inset pockets in each side seam and a hip pocket at the right back. There are six buttons around the inside waist and three buttons around the outside waist. A label with manufacturing and care information is sewn to the inside back.

History / Summary

Associated with the service of 325878 Private Ross Trevor Langford, who enlisted on 23 June 1983. During his service he was deployed to Rifle Company in Butterworth, Malaysia, for training between March and June 1986. Private Langford served with 5/7 (Mechanised) Infantry Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (RAR) as a forward scout, driver of an M113A1 Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC). He later served as a crew commander. Langford was qualified to drive all wheeled B Class vehicles, including and up to the Mack and all of its configurations. He was discharged on 22 June 1989.