Mess jacket : Lieutenant G A Hill, Royal Naval Reserve

Collection ID REL30431
Collection type Heraldry
Title Mess jacket : Lieutenant G A Hill, Royal Naval Reserve
Object type Uniform
Maker Unknown

Naval officers blue superfine wool mess jacket lined with self fabric, black silk and white cotton. The double breasted jacket has a turn down collar, six button holes in each row (four in the turn of the collar and two below) and three pairs of gilded brass Royal Naval Reserve (RNR) officers buttons. Only the two lower buttons are designed to be fastened. The waist length jacket is slightly gathered over the hips and has a rounded peak behind. There are two small welt pockets set on each side of the front of the jacket, parallel with the second row of buttons. Each sleeve has gold lace rank stripes for a lieutenant in the Royal Australian Navy. This contrasts with the RNR buttons on the jacket.