RAF Emergency Flying Ration. MK.III
Stores Ref. 27P/19. Approx. 10.5 x 8 x 2.8cm. Gilt metal box - much like a sardine tin. Printed with instructions to the top 'Immediately Opened Transfer Contents To Waterproof Bag : Bury Empty Container In Jungle Or Throw Away In Sea Away From Dinghy....' With Galvanized/cadmium plated 'key' to open it. Unused/complete with contents.
The tin has some small dents but nothing serious. Dated to base 6/45. These rations were issued with the 'Beadon' flying suit and as part of other escape/survival packs. Excellent example from my own collection due to a minor upgrade. Stock code S16889.