Holster and belt : Leading Aircraftman J Fitzpatrick, 9 Squadron RAAF

Accession Number REL36895
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Firearm accessory
Physical description Leather, Metal, Vinyl
Location Main Bld: Vietnam Gallery: Ramp: Iroquois
Maker Unknown
Place made Vietnam
Date made c 1969
Conflict Vietnam, 1962-1975

Black leather pistol holster with ammunition belt. The weapon is secured in the vinyl-lined leather holster by a leather strap fastened with a press stud. The belt has a metal buckle fastening and there are 24 leather loops sewn along the belt to hold ammunition. The inside of the belt is marked with 'FITZ'S'. Attached to the belt is a lanyard.

History / Summary

Associated with the service of A224803 Leading Aircraftman John Fitzpatrick, born 23 August 1950 in Mudgee, NSW. Fitzpatrick served in Vietnam as an Airfield Defence Guard (grade 2) with 9 Squadron RAAF from 10 January to 31 August 1970.