Hat band : Lance Corporal L Hyland, Women's Royal Australian Army Corps

Place Oceania: Australia
Accession Number REL37645
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Headdress
Physical description Anodised aluminium, Elastic, Polyester cotton
Maker Unknown
Place made Australia
Date made c 1982
Conflict Period 1980-1989

Light green poly cotton half hat band with a rising pointed peak at the front and a black elastic at the rear. An anosided aluminium Women's Royal Australian Army Corps badge is attached to the centre front.

History / Summary

Worn by Lance Corporal Linda Hyland who enlisted with the Women’s Royal Australian Army Corps (WRAAC) in February 1981. She attended the WRAAC School in Mosman, Sydney and served with the Royal Australian Army Ordnance Corps until her discharge in September 1984. Hyland was among the first group of Australian female recruits to receive weapons training, on both the L1A1 7.62mm SLR rifle and the F1 9mm sub machine gun.