Medical certificate issued during World War II, circa 1940 - 1945. The number 116188 is probably the service number of Clarence Albert Oliver Hutchins, a Leading Aircraftman in the RAAF, who enlisted on 28 September 1942 and was discharged on 22 August 1945.

Found under the floorboards of the Gallery, Great Hall when replaced in 1989.

Physical Description

Typed medical pass which states, that airman is fit for light duties only. No. 116188 written in ink. Typed on off white paper, extensive losses to the paper from insect damage.


Reason for Acquisition: Transfer from the Trustees of the Royal Exhibition Building
From 1940 to 1945 the Exhibition Building was occupied by the Royal Australian Air Force as a training school. About 500 to 700 men lived in for varying periods of time. When the floorboards on the balcony level of the Great Hall were replaced as part of the restoration program, many items dating back to the 1940s were found. These provide an insight into the lifestyle and interests of RAAF personnel stationed in the building.

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