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RAF Emergency flying ration type P

Code: S18758


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Stores reference 27P/15.  Approximately 10.5 x 8 x 2.8cm.  Gilt metal box.  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 Cadmium plated 'key'  to open it/remove the lid.  Unused/complete with contents.  The tin has some small dents and corrosion marking from the quite heavily corroded key but nothing serious.  Marked to top' J.L. Fairie 5/45'.  These rations were issued with the 'Beadon' flying suit, as part of 1941 Pattern Mae West 'Tropical' back pack and other escape/survival packs.  They contained peanut toffee whereas the very similar looking MK.III had a more varied content.  Stock code S18758.

RAF Emergency flying ration type P