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RAF Beadon Flying Suit Match Container

RAF Beadon Flying Suit Match Container

Code: S15918


Stores Ref. 12D/460. Screw topped cylindrical aluminium container which houses a second aluminium tube into which large-headed long burning matches were placed. The inner-side of the outer container is coated with a 'striking-surface'. The overall size is approx. 6.5 cm x 3 cm diameter. Most of the original Air MInistry marked transfer printed label remains & reads '12D/460 Nestor Waterproof Match Container - Striker Surface Inside Outer Screw-Off Cover. Matches In Inner Pull-Off Cover'.

These were issued as part of the 'Lightweight Flying Overall', better known as the Beadon flying suit, which was issued to replace the Sidcot suit towards the end of WW2. Quite good used condition with 20 original matches remaining. Quite a scarce item. Stock code S15918.