Winter service dress skirt : Lance Corporal L Hyland, Women's Royal Australian Army Corps

Place Oceania: Australia
Accession Number REL37646.002
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Uniform
Physical description Anodised aluminium, Metal, Polyester, Wool
Maker Australian Government Clothing Factory
Place made Australia: Victoria
Date made 1979
Conflict Period 1980-1989

Forest green poly wool blend A line skirt with a narrow waistband, and five belt loops holding a self fabric belt with a gold anodised aluminium buckle. There is a button and zipper to the rear. The front of the skirt has a pair of box pleats. It is lined in green synthetic fabric.

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.