Gilt metal tin approximately 11 x 8 x 2.5cm containing a large block of chocolate. Text on the lid reads 'Emergency Ration - Purpose of Contents - To be consumed only when no other rations of any kind are procurable. To Open - Strip off band. Insert coin in corner groove and turn. Notice - not to be opened except on order of an officer'. The tin has surface wear and corrosion and is complete with the original metal securing seal but this lacks the small metal tag to keep it in place. Unused and complete with the original contents. Issued to the RAF and other armed forces during WW2. Stock code M22637.