Balaclava : Squadron Leader G W Coventry, 11 Squadron, RAAF

Place Oceania: Pacific Islands, Coral Sea
Accession Number REL30990
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Headdress
Physical description Wool
Maker Lock, Lillian
Place made Australia
Date made c 1939-45
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Description

Hand knitted balaclava made from dark blue wool knitted in a combination of garter and rib stitch patterns. Knitted around the face opening are two rows of red wool. Stitched in red to the inside of the back flap are the initials 'GWC'.

History / Summary

Hand knitted navy and red balaclava for Squadron Leader G W Coventry by his mothe in-law Mrs Lillian Lock.