RAF first aid outfit snakebite lancet
Dimensions:W: 6cm (2.4")H: 1cm (0.4")D: 1cm (0.4")
By Gardner Co. Ltd. London. Chromium plated metal cylinder approximately 6cm long x 1 cm diameter. Removable end caps unscrew to reveal a small metal blade or lancet and a potassium permangenate capsule. The blade could be used to cut out the venom from a snake bite and the potassium permangenate applied to the wound. Unusually this capsule is still in place and retains some of the original powder. The cylinder is Air Ministry marked and engraved with the manufacturer's details.
There is light surface wear/marking but overall condition is excellent. These were issued as part of the contents of the tropical survival kit (27P/19) and also part of the kit included with the lightweight flying overall, better known as the 'Beadon' suit. Stock code S21812.