RAN Warrant Officers Jacket - Royal Australian Navy Uniform - 1979
Vintage RAN Warrant Officer's jacket is double breasted with peak lapels. Original navy buttons still attached. Two front pockets, breast pocket and two interior pockets. Double rear vent and fully lined. Rank badges showing the Australian coat of arms on the sleeves, and "Australia" badges on upper arms. Fabric is not stated but seems to be polyester or a polyester/wool blend, possibly a summer jacket. Made at the AGCF - Australian Government Clothing Factory in 1979. It also spent some time as a costume after retirement.
Size - Medium, marked 96P
Chest 96 cm (38")
Shoulders 42 cm (16.5")
Back 41.3 cm (16.25")
Sleeve 62 cm (25.5")
Length 76 cm (30")
Good condition. There is a well executed professional patch on one elbow, and a less professional patch on the inside near bottom front. Two small holes near one of the badges. When it was a costume the lining had been taped in place with masking tape. I removed the tape and repaired the lining. The tape has left some glue residue - this is on the inside bottom of the jacket. The most stubborn patches are pictured.