Air Ministry emergency flying ration, Mk.II
Stores reference 27P/7. Approximately 11 x 8.5 x 2.6cm. Gilt metal box - similar in size/shape to an old tobacco tin. Printed with war department broad arrow on the lid and with a list of contents on the base. Originally held Barley Sugar sweets, Chewing Gum, Malted Milk Tablets and Energy Tablets. The inside of the lid is printed with instructions for use. The tin has some surface corrosion and minor dents but is reasonably good and all text is legible. The rubber lid seal is largely absent. These rations were officially issued as part of the dinghy survival kit but saw wider distribution in survival packs etc. Empty. Stock code S19997.