c. 1944. A group of members of the RAAF Nursing Service model outdoors their flying uniform of ...

Units
Accession Number P00784.016
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white
Physical description Black & white
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

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Description

c. 1944. A group of members of the RAAF Nursing Service model outdoors their flying uniform of khaki shirt, slacks, gaiters, blue boots and blue forage caps. Blue fur-lined jackets were also worn at high altitudes. Specially selected sisters were trained for duty with the first complete Medical Air Evacuation Transport Unit whereby a sister and a medical orderly were allotted to each aircraft used for evacuating casualties from forward areas. (This image appears on page 21 of the album presented to Dr Edith Summerskill housed in the AWM Archive Store)