Gilt metal tin approx. 11 x 8 x 2.5cm. Contains a large block of chocolate. The packaging date on the label is 3/44. Text on the lid reads 'Emergency Ration - Purpose of Contents - To be consumed only when no other rations of any kind are procurable. To Open - Strip off band. Insert coin in corner groove and turn. Notice - not to be opened except on order of an officer'.
The tin has surface wear amd light corrosion. Still sealed with contents and retains outer band and parts of the manufacturer's label. Used by the RAF and other armed forces during WW2. Stock code S17239.