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122_248 - RAAF Stores Depot in RAAF Style

Charles Boyles Collection SLV
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Link to Photo at SLV Website
SLV Accession no. H2008.122/248

Team: Stores Division (RAAF Services)
Location: Brunswick Street Oval, Fitzroy
Date: Circa 1941-45

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

Comment

Fairly obviously an RAAF Services team.

Almost certainly this photo was taken at Brunswick (VFA) Oval with the concrete grandstand in the background. Circa 1941-45. Smallish crowd of spectators. Several RAAF personnel can be seen in the crowd. As in (H2008.122/242) this photo again features Williamstown stalwart Arthur Cutting and Footscray player Jim Thoms.

gain, the jumper is dark with the ‘RAAF-SD’ monogram.. Eighteen players. White shorts. The group of players generally is different from the group seen in another Stores Depot team in image H2008.122/242.


Further Work Needed

Date range is probably 1941-42 rather than later years as Thoms and Cutting appear in Stores match lists in 1941 and 1942 but neither appear in 1943-44.

Player middle row far left resembles ex-North Melbourne player Charles Cameron. A Cameron played for Stores Division in 1942
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The Argus 7 Sep 1942 p6
The Argus 7 Sep 1942 p6

RAAF GRAND FINAL. (1942, September 7). The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956), p. 6. Retrieved September 30, 2012, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article11994169

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122_250 - RAAF Stores Depot in RAAF Style



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