19th November 2022

Australian Uniforms

I have been kind permission to share some images of vintage uniforms available for sale online. if you are interested in these , visit https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/185644379470?hash=item2b39446d4e:g:8zEAAOSwpoxjIv2m


Qantas Empire Airways


WWII RAAF Uniform Tunic – Tailored By Fred Hesse Melbourne

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The letters RAAF were not added onto the buttons until post WW2.

Fred Hesse was a tailor and outfitter in Melbourne from 1922. He expanded to have outlets in Gippsland. During the war he supplied uniforms. Although the died in 1951, the business continued until 1961 at least.

Frederick Francis Hesse 1932. Born in London in 1885,  arriving in Melbourne in 1913.

Advocate (Melbourne), 25th April 1945 page 18.

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