Acting Senior Constable Beau McNamara and I recently visited a movie set on the Gold Coast and met up with some characters on set.
The movie being made is called “In Like Flynn” and is about famous Hollywood actor Errol Flynn who was born in Tasmania.
Actors portraying police officers of that era contrasted against police officers of the current day and definitely more pockets and accoutrements were noticeable.
It was also noted that there were less places for accoutrements, front pockets for perhaps a notebook, side pant pockets for handcuffs and a baton pocket in the rear right side of the trousers.
Thanks to the Queensland Police Museum that helped with the dress of those days.