Double-sided blood chit, approximately 24 x 19cm. Printed on both sides in red and blue on a single piece of paper-like rayon. For use during 'Operation Frantic' by British aircrews flying missions over Soviet controlled regions. Printed to the front with a large Union flag plus wording in Russian asking that the holder's details be passed to the British Military Mission in Moscow. The reverse side has a smaller flag and similar information along with detailed instructions for use. This example has clearly been left folded for many years, shows light wear and use, but remains in very good condition. Unhemmed. These appear to be far less common than those printed on two separate pieces of rayon stitched together. This scarce chit comes with the extremely rare plastic acetate pouch/sleeve (approximately 11 x 13cm) designed to hold the blood chit such that the allied flag could easily be seen. This has a black rubberized 'tongue' with a cotton neck tape attached. The pouch could also be attached over a service dress or battledress button. The pouch is a bit yellowed/cloudy but in good condition. A vital safety 'pass' for British airmen and a very nice survival item. Stock code E26372.