Cardboard hat box for Royal Malaysian Air Force songkok : Wing Commander I R Olorenshaw, RAAF

Accession Number REL26328.002
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Personal Equipment
Physical description Brown cardboard
Maker Malaya Trading Co
Place made Malaya: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: Kuala Lumpur
Date made c 1963-1966
Conflict Period 1960-1969
Indonesian Confrontation, 1962-1966

Oval-shaped brown cardboard hat box for storage of Royal Malaysian Air Force songkok.

History / Summary

Wing Commander Ian Russell Olorenshaw, RAAF, acquired this cap when he was seconded to the Royal Malaysian Air Force as an Air Staff Officer from 1963-66, during the confrontation with Indonesia. He effectively served as Chief of Air Staff and was decorated by the Malaysian government before he returned home. He had already been decorated several times by the Australian and the United States governments during his service in World War Two and in the Korean War.