Inflatable mattress : Major B Alabaster, Australian Citizen's Military Force

Place Oceania: Australia
Accession Number REL33881
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Personal Equipment
Physical description Cotton webbing, Metal, Nylon
Maker Conlons Australia
Place made Australia
Date made 1971
Conflict Period 1970-1979

Green inflatable mattress made of nylon with a waterproof coating. The mattress has three black plastic inflatable panels and a pocket for a pillow. A maker's label reads 'CONLONS AUSTRALIA 1971 (broad arrow) 8465-66-011-5818'.

History / Summary

Used by Brian Alabaster during his service with the Australian Citizen's Military Force during the 1960s and 1970s. In 1964 Alabaster enlisted as a private in 3 Battalion. He later served with the Royal Australian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers and was discharged in 1982 with the rank of major.