RAF blood chit booklet c.1942

RAF blood chit booklet c.1942

Code: E27570

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P/b, 10 x 14cm, 14pp.  Printed by The Printing and Stationary Services, Middle Eastern Forces, 1921/12-42.  Issued for use by British aircrews flying missions over North Africa and the Middle East.  A small booklet of tear-out blood chits with useful words and information on conduct when dealing with the native people.  Chits are printed in Assyrian, Azerbaijan, Arabic, Kurdish, Turkish and Russian and the hints given include removing footwear, ignoring the women, being courteous, presenting gifts (such as the airman's watch).  The cover is a bit faded and soiled.  The staples are corroded and the centre pages loose but this is an extremely rare item.  Stock code E27570.