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

Place Oceania: Australia
Accession Number REL37647
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Uniform
Physical description Nylon
Maker Unknown
Place made Australia
Date made c 1980
Conflict Period 1980-1989

Neck scarf patterned with alternating bands of dark and light green vertical stripes of varying width. Each end of the scarf is cut on the diagonal. The owner has sewn a hand-lettered name tag to the inner side.

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.