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He was wounded, and temporarily captured, during his unit’s attack on Cassino railway station in March 1944. He recovered from his wounds – though he has carried a piece of shrapnel near his spine ever since – and ended the war in Trieste in 1945. In 2004 he was one of the few surviving veterans to return to Cassino for the 60th anniversary commemorations. Here he wears the ribbon of the Africa Star with Eighth Army numeral on his battledress blouse; other ranks were authorized to wear the blouse open with a shirt collar and necktie in January 1945.
On his shoulder straps are the usual national titles, but he does not wear the square red patch identifying 4th Brigade. Above his left pocket is the ribbon for the Africa Star medal with ‘8’ for Eighth Army. The basket-weave scarf is not an issue item, and was presumably sent to him by his mother. 2 Mk I* revolver, and has converted his These officers enjoying the Italian sun all wear US-made olive drab flannel shirts converted by the addition of shoulder straps, with KD shorts. At left is a drab GS cap, as introduced for junior officers and other ranks in July 1944, with a black diamond flash behind the ‘Onward’ badge.
The NZ Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps was formed in 1942, to perform welfare, medical and clerical roles. Initially the NZWAACs wore male garments until female equivalents could be manufactured. The officer’s SD jacket, in either drab or KD, was worn with a broad-brimmed, flatcrowned brown felt hat, a skirt, stockings and brown shoes (see left & centre; NZWAACs wore the badge of the unit to which they were attached pinned above the left pocket). The BD (right, worn with an FS cap) differed in having three-point pocket flaps, no internal pockets, and two button-tabs inside the front waist; the trousers had a buttoned fly at the left hip, and two extra buttons for the blouse tabs inside the front.
American Military Patch Guide: Army, Army Air Force, Marine Corps, Navy, Civil Air Patrol, National Guard by J. L. Pete Morgan, Ted A. Thurman