Air Ministry emergency flying ration
Stores Ref. 27P/7. Approx. 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 contents list to 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 also in tact. Faint ?/44 date. These rations were officially issued as part of the dinghy survival kit but saw wider distribution in survival packs etc. Empty. Stock code S18098.