Lightweight sleeping bag and blanket : Major B Alabaster, Australian Citizen's Military Force

Place Oceania: Australia
Accession Number REL33884
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Personal Equipment
Physical description Brass, Nylon, Wool
Maker Commonwealth Government Clothing Factory
Conlons Australia
Place made Australia
Date made 1961; 1969
Conflict Period 1970-1979
Period 1960-1969

Green nylon lightweight sleeping bag with woollen blanket attached to the inside with press studs. The sleeping bag has a 3/4 opening fastened by four press studs. The are three small holes near the bottom of the bag. A makers label on the sleeping bag reads 'CONLONS AUSTRALIA 1969 (broad arrow) 7210/66/0115816', and on the blanket 'C.G.C.F. AUSTRALIA 1961 SIZE D (broad arrow) D 7210 66-011-5817'.

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.