RAF dinghy survival flare tin

RAF dinghy survival flare tin

Code: S18333

SOLD

Box No.381 MK.1.  Red painted metal tin approximately 9 x 6 x 3cm.  This originally contained 3 red star distress flare cartridges 'Signal 1" Red MK.XII.T'. for use with a 'Very' signal pistol.  These were most commonly issued with the multi-man dinghies to enable the downed airmen to attract the attention of passing aircraft or ships.  The tin was manufactured by The Metal Box Co. in 1944.  It has light surface wear and a little surface corrosion in places but is in excellent overall condition.  Empty.  See page 68/9 of 'Luftwaffe Vs RAF' Vol. 2 for further information.  Stock code S18333.