RAF Survival Dinghy Flare Tin
Dimensions:W: 9cm (3.5")H: 6cm (2.4")D: 3cm (1.2")
Box No.381 MK.1. Red painted metal tin approx. 9 x 6 x 3cm. This originally contained 3 red star distress flare cartidges 'Signal 1" Red MK.XII.T'. for use with a 'Very' signal pistol. These were issued most commonly with the multi-man dinghies to enable the downed airmen to attract the attention of passing aircraft or ships. The tin was manufactured by The Metal Box Co. in 1944. The tin has some surface wear and light corrosion - mainly to the area around the base. Empty. We recently found a handful of these rare tins but only have one more. Don't miss this one! See p. 68/9 of 'Luftwaffe Vs RAF' Vol. 2 for further information. Stock code S18332.