Buttons : Lance Corporal L Hyland, Womans Royal Australian Army Corps

Place Oceania: Australia
Accession Number REL37649
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Uniform
Physical description Anodised aluminium
Maker Stokes & Sons, Melbourne
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne
Date made c 1980
Conflict Period 1980-1989

Pair of gold anodised aluminium domed buttons, each bearing the insignia of the Womans Royal Australian Army Corps (WRAAC). Each is provided with a pierced post at the rear for mounting on a uniform, and bear the impressed details of the manufacturer, Stokes & Sons, Melbourne.

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.