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R.A.F. Survival Dinghy Signal Flare Cartridge Tin

Box No. 381 MK.1. Red painted metal tin approx. 9 x 6 x 3cms. This contained 3 red star distress flare cartidges \'Signal 1\" Red MK.XII\'. for use with a Very pistol. These were issued with one-man and multi-man dinghies to enable the downed airmen to attract the attention of passing aircraft or ships. The tin was manufactured by The Metal Box Co. in 1942. The tin is a little dented and has surface wear and corrosion. Empty. Rare to find. See p. 68/9 of \'Luftwaffe Vs RAF\' Vol. 2 for further information. Stock code M16154.