Alternative Name(s): Gas Mask Fitting
Two-sided leaflet describing how to put on, fit correctly, test and remove a 'civilian respirator'.
The provenance of the leaflet is unknown, but its appearance clearly suggests it dates from the World War II era. Concern about a possible Japanese invasion heightened in late 1941-early 1942. A range of activities and processes were devised in the subsequent years to provide both practical and moral support to the public. Air raid trials were held until 1943 and air raid precaution activities continued until 1944.
Two-sided, printed in black ink, yellowed-with-age, sheet. Creased with minor stains but all text is legible.
Donation from Unknown, Victorian Branch, Returned & Services League of Australia Limited (RSL)
Printed text on both sides of sheet under headings of: "The fitting of the Civilian Respirator / To put on the respirator / Strap adjustment / Size / To test fitting / To remove the respirator / Securing the adjustment / To adjust a Civilian Respirator on another Person".
Type of item
190 mm (Width), 178 mm (Height)