Vintage RAN Sailor Shirt & Collar - 1980 - Royal Australian Navy Uniform
Sailor's shirt and collar from the Royal Australian Navy. Black V neck shirt with side zipper closure. Buttoning cuffs. Cord attached at the neck. The fabric feels like polyester or a blend. "Australia" badge on the sleeve and one stripe. The blue and white cotton collar buttons on. The badge shows an aircraft and the letters SE, which I believe indicate that the owner was in the Fleet Air Arm of the RAN and worked with survival equipment. The seaman's name "R.S.Soers" is printed on both the shirt and collar. Label on the shirt says it was made at the AGCF - Australian Government Clothing Factory in 1980. The collar was made by D & M Germano in Western Australia in 1982.
Size - Small
Marked chest 86 cm (34")
Shoulders 40.5 cm (16")
Back 38 cm (15")
Sleeve 56 cm (22")
Length 66 cm (26")
Good condition. It had a second life as a costume and remnants of the costumer's writing are visible on the back of the collar. Slight staining on the back neckline of the collar and two faint marks, not seen when the collar is buttoned in place. One cuff is frayed. A small hole in the back and a worn patch near the shoulder, as pictured.