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R.A.F. Portable Oxygen Cylinder Sleeve/Sling


Early canvas pouch with provision for shoulder and waist straps. Used to carry the portable oxygen cylinder that was needed for aircrews when working away from their normal crew positions. Has some small wear holes and should have a lace at the top to tie around the bottle. Fitted with a shoulder strap but no waist strap. Rare to find. Later bottles were fitted with a clip enabling the user to attach the bottle directly to the parachute harness. Clylinder shown for illustrative purposes only and not included in the sale. Stock code O16332.