Tally band : HMAS Shropshire

Place Oceania: Australia
Accession Number REL28436
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Headdress
Physical description Silk
Maker Unknown
Date made c 1945-1954
Conflict Period 1950-1959
Period 1940-1949

Sailors black silk tallyband with gold embroidered lettering 'HMAS SHROPSHIRE'. Tied in a bow on side.

History / Summary

Royal Australian Navay sailors generally wore a plain 'HMAS' tally while at sea during the Second World War, for security reasons. This tally is likely to date from the immediate post-war period.

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