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Object ID # 1993.044.009
Object Name Jacket, Military
Title Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps Uniform Dress Blue Tunic (1952-1960)
Lexicon category 3: Personal Artifacts
Date 1952
Year Range from 1952.0
Year Range to 1960.0
Artist Johnson Approved Clothes
Made Johnston Approved Clothes
Place of Origin Ontario
Description Man's Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps uniform jacket. It is navy-blue and has five brass R.C.A.M.C. buttons sewn on down the front. It has two breast pockets, each with a brass button closure. It has the same navy blue colour for the collar area. The collar has two collar badges on it: "ROYAL CANADIAN ARMY MEDICAL CORPS". There are two twisted braid shoulder straps, each with three silvertone and goldtone pips with red enamelling, and one brass button to secure each strap. The left breast area has an embroidered RCAF [Royal Canadian Air Force] winged device, with a ribbon placement guide below for seven medals. The tunic has a black lining and is machine-stitched. The sleeves have a design similar to the mess tunic's cuff, but the cuff on these sleeves is all-blue. There is an intentional 14 cm slit at the back of the tunic. Inside the left is a pocket with a woven cloth label inside it: "Johnston Approved Clothes / No. 7536 ONT CONT / Mr. LT. ARMSTRONG / DATE JULY 7 52/C1 8339", issued by the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America.
Provenance Captain Fred Armstrong (DFC, CD) wore this uniform at the Owen Sound Armouries in the past. He was a member of the 19 Field Ambulance (rank of Lieutenant at that time), which eventually was phased out.
Collection Military, 20th-c Collection
Material Wool/Cloth/Thread/Brass/Dye
Found Owen Sound, Grey County
People Armstrong, Fred
Subjects Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps