22nd January 2023

Design Problems from the Army.

The Canberra Times. I am not sure if these are buttons are being referred to, but many collectors will be aware the coating on some “Staybrite” anodised uniform buttons did not wear well.


Army newspaper, 21st April 1983 page 11.

See https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/REL33211

The term “housewife” dates back to the second half of the nineteenth century, when soldiers were issued with a pouch containing spare buttons, cotton, etc. The term is now considered as being sexist.