Thursday, June 5, 2014

Interesting Vintage Material from Australia

Melbourne, Vic. 1943-07-06. The manager of the Allied Works Council Motor School addressing a class of supervisors, instructors and foremen. The men are wearing their new nut-brown uniform and beret, with shoulder badges to indicate their grading. The Civil Construction Corps badge is worn on the beret.
Major (Maj) Gray of the Salvation Army, points out something of interest outdoors, to an unidentified man in civilian clothing. Maj Gray is in uniform, including beret, and carrying his camera. He and his wife and daughter ran the Salvation Army's hut at the Hiro barracks, for the benefit of members of the 34th Infantry Brigade serving with the British Commonwealth Occupation Force (BCOF). Maj Gray later served in the Korean War.
Gaza. 1941-09. Middle East. Surf Life Saving Carnival at Gaza Beach. The 5th Division Cavalry Team lined up in their swimming trunks.
Point Piper, NSW,  1941. Members of the Women's Auxiliary Australian Air Force (WAAAF), dressed in overalls and berets, training.

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