Single breasted, open collared jacket, fastend by four staybrite metal buttons. Has shoulder straps piped in rifle green and fastened tothe jacket by single smaller verions of the jacket buttons.To each arm are sewn the device of the Royal Corps of Signals, embroidered in rifle green on red backing, above sergeant's chevrons in same green on red (but seperate badges). Above the left breast are the medal ribbons of, left to right; British Empire Medal, Queen's Silver Silver Jubilee Medal 1977, Territorial & Army Volunteer Reserve Efficiency Medal (with two silver rosettes).
Edna Sisseam served as a Volunteer in the Woman's Royal Army Corps continously from 1955 until 1986. As a Volunteer her annual training commitment was 15 days continous training, supplemented by weekends and once per week drill nights, as well as a liability to be called upon for active service should there be a mobilisation in time of conflict.
She served with 301 Battalion WRAC (TA), and later 79 (City of London) Company until it was disbanded in 1965, then on to The Essex Regiment (TA), until being transferred to 36 (Signal) Regiment (V) in 1966.
Initially she was a motor transport driver, learning the rudiments of vehicle maintenance and engine fault analysis. On promotion to sergeant in 1963 she learned the trade of stewardess, later instructing students the etiquette of serving in the Officer's Mess. From 1966 she became a telegraphist.
Her awards were: Meritorious Service Certificate (Essex T&AVR) (1963); T&AVR Efficiency Medal (1967); Queen's Silver Jubilee medal (1977); British Empire Medal (1985).
Worn by Sergeant Edna Sisseam, BEM, WRAC (TA).
1, Printed to white label in black ink, sewn to inside back of jacket.
2, Printed to white label in black ink, sewn beneath the above. (Owner's name and serial number are written in green ink by hand).
3, Stamped over the (2) in black ink, within a circle.
1, UNIFORM WOMANS
LOVAT GREEN W.R.A.C.
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2, DRY CLEAN ONLY
A 60 (J40)
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