The RAAF has used the Centenary of Military Aviation airshow on the weekend to launch its new general purpose uniform (GPU).
The dark blue and grey uniform will be worn by personnel for general base duties and for “non-warlike” operations like disaster relief and humanitarian assistance tasks.
“The purpose of the GPU is to provide a unique and easily identifiable Air Force presence to the Australian Defence and civilian communities, consistent with the Air Force’s distinctive identity and still effective in meeting our service requirements,” Chief of Air Force Air Marshal Geoff Brown said.
Air Force personnel will continue to wear the current disruptive pattern camouflage uniform for warlike operations. All RAAF personnel are expected to be issued with a mix of the new general purpose and disruptive pattern uniforms by the end of 2015.