Service dress shirt : Lance Corporal L Hyland, Women's Royal Australian Army Corps

Place Oceania: Australia
Accession Number REL37646.003
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Uniform
Physical description Plastic, Polyester cotton
Maker Ranier Pty Ltd
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Sydney
Date made 1978
Conflict Period 1980-1989

Service dress shirt with five buttons, wide collar and two-button cuff. There are no pockets. The shirt is patterned with alternating bands of dark and lightn green vertical stripes of varying width. A maker's label at the inside collar details the maker, date of manufacture, Defence contract number (8410-66-097-4942), Broad Arrow and the size (12 Ave).

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.