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RAF Russian blood chit

RAF Russian blood chit

Code: S20495

Dimensions:

W: 24.5cm (9.6")H: 18cm (7.1")

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Double sided rayon blood chit, approximately 24.5 x 18cm.  Printed in red, blue and black ink on two separate pieces of rayon neatly stitched together.  For use during 'Operation Frantic',  British aircrews flying missions over Soviet controlled regions.  Printed to the front with a large Union flag plus wording in Russian asking that the holders 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.  Some marks and is crumpled folded but is in good overall condition.  With 'FR.1' marks visible but these are now on the inside due to being turned under when the edges were stitched.   Scarce.  Stock code E20495.