Phil Agnew - Casual uniform

Running time
1 min
Date made
Department of Veterans' Affairs


It was nothing spectacular. We'd just get up, get dressed in shorts and boots. Sometimes we wore a shirt but not always but always a hat. In those early days, a lot of the fellows just wore shorts and boots and nothing else. Later on, when the army became more aware of protection against malaria and mosquitoes, that's when they started wearing long sleeves ...long trousers and long-sleeved shirts but up until the time I was there, we weren't wearing them. It was while I was engaged on that, that we got the notice on the board, that the air force was inviting invitations for transfer to training for air crew and I applied for that.

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