RAF Emergency flying ration, Mk.III
Stores reference 27P/19. Approximately 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.' The galvanized/cadmium plated 'key' is absent and the tin has been carefully opened. It retains much of the original content including Horlicks tablets, chewing gum pieces, boiled sweets and energy tablets (box notes these should be used only on instructions from the officer in command). The tin has some small dents but nothing serious. Dated to base 3/45. These rations were issued with the 'Beadon' flying suit and as part of other escape/survival packs. Excellent if you want to display an opened tin next to a full example. Stock code S18462.