RAF first aid outfit, aircraft - complete
First Aid Outfit - Aircraft. Approximately 20 x 10 x 18cm. These were carried in larger aircraft, the number of kits supplied depending on the number of aircrew aboard. The kit is contained in an olive drab canvas bag with a friction buckle fastening and canvas webbing shoulder strap. It was manufactured by the Mills Equipment Company and is clearly dated 1940. The contents of the kits varied depending on the the location it would be used in but most had a selection of bandages, dressings and so on. This example comes with the original list of contents and instructions for use (A.P.132). This is printed on a January 1939 dated card contained in its original greasepaper envelope. The kit includes 3 x iodine ampoules in card tubes; ampoules, tubunic, morphine (squeezed) with original metal case & labels for use with; 4oz tube of Tannafax for burns; tourniquet; 2 x packs of absorbent lint; 2 x packs of absorbent gauze; 2 x triangular bandages; 2 x packs of absorbent cotton wool; 6 x safety pins (boxed) with 2 x camel hair brushes. The only items that appear to be missing are a couple of bandages, a small roll of adhesive plaster and some aspirin tablets. Everything is in very nice condition. A rare near complete outfit. Stock code M7040.