R.A.F. First Aid Outfit Snake-Bite Lancet
By George Carsberg Ltd. London. Chromed metal, round ended cylinder approx. 6cm long x 1 cm diameter. One end unscrews to reveal a small metal blade or lancet used to cut out venom from a snake bite. The other end unscrews to reveal a potassium permangenate capsule for use on the bite (capsule has disintegrated but some contents remain). The cylinder is Air Ministry and War Dept. broad arrow marked and is also engraved with the manufacturer's details. There is some surface wear/marking but overall condition is quite good. These were issued as part of the contents of the tropical survival kit and also part of the kit included with the lightweight flying overall, better known as the 'Beadon' suit. Stock code M14011.