Pair of boots : Lance Corporal T Loch, 3rd Combat Engineer Regiment (3CER)
|Title||Pair of boots : Lance Corporal T Loch, 3rd Combat Engineer Regiment (3CER)|
|Place made||China: People's Republic of China|
|Date made||c 2008|
|On display||Main building: Afghanistan Gallery: Case 2|
Pair of coyote brown coloured 'ORIGINAL S.W.A.T.' brand size 11 'Classic 9' suede boots with laces cut. Ten pairs of vertically arranged brown metal eyelets are fitted to each boot. The remnants of tan 'coyote brown' coloured parachute chord type laces are still attached to the boots through these metal eyelets. Each eyelet has embossed 'ORIGINAL SWAT' around the edge. On the inside upper part of the tongue of both boots is sewn a small white manufacturer's label. On this in black ink is printed 'OZ19/160/C1 AUS 11 USA 12'. Below this is 'LEATHER & SYNTHETIC UPPER SYNTHETIC QUARTER LINING RUBBER OUTSOLE. ART#1150 COY/AUS MADE IN CHINA'. The upper exterior of the tongue on each boot has an olive green and black rectangular shaped manufacturers logo with 'ORIGINAL S.W.A.T. (R)'. The upper heel of each boot has a small loop for assisting the wearer in putting on and removing each boot.
This pair of worn and blood stained combat boots relate to the service of Lance Corporal Tim Loch of the 3rd Combat Engineer Regiment (3CER) in Afghanistan as part of Operation Slipper.