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

Place Oceania: Australia
Accession Number REL37648.001
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Uniform
Physical description Anodised aluminium, Nylon, Wool
Maker Bromley Knitware Pty Ltd
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, Caulfield
Date made 1981
Conflict Period 1980-1989

Dark green wool blend ribbed cardigan with broad front edges and collar, fitted with five anodised aluminium Ordnance Corps buttons. Pale green nylon corporal's rank chevrons are sewn to each upper arm. The sleeves finish in a fold-up cuff. A pair of maker's labels are sewn to the inside collar, detailing maker, date of manufacture, Defence contract number (DSN 8410-66-097-7812), and the size. The owner has inked her name and service number onto this label. The second label details cleaning instructions.

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.