R.A.F. First Aid Snakebite Lancet
By Gardner Co. 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 cavity that housed a potassium permangenate capsule for use on the bite (not present). The cylinder is Air Ministry marked and is also engraved with the manufacturer\'s details. There is light surface wear/marking and loss of chroning but overall condition is good. These were issued as part of the contents of the tropical survival kit (27P/19) and also part of the kit included with the lightweight flying overall, better known as the \'Beadon\' suit. Stock code M14325.