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122_242 - RAAF Stores Depot in RAAF Style at St. Kilda circa 1941-45

Charles Boyles Collection SLV
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SLV Accession no. H2008.122/242

Team: Stores Division (RAAF Services)
Location: Junction Oval (St Kilda)
Date: Circa 1941-45

People:
Arthur Cutting - Middle Row, fourth from left
Jim Thoms - Middle Row, fifth from left

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An RAAF Services team photographed at the Junction Oval St.Kilda in front of the Blackie-Ironmonger Stand. The players wear jumper with ‘RAAF-SD’. Five uniformed Air Force officers form the back row. No spectators. Nineteen players. White shorts. Circa 1943-45.

Two players are recognised: Arthur Cutting and Jim Thoms. Cutting, a star player at Williamstown in the VFA, appears to be the captain here (fourth from left in middle row). He was permanently employed by the Air Force. Thoms, a wingman at Footscray (and formerly Australian table tennis champion), is third from left in middle row. Jim Thoms played 120 games for the Bulldogs 1937-46 and represented Victoria in 1941 and 1946. His brother George Thoms played one cricket Test match for Australia.


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