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Stores Ref. 27P/15. Approx. 10.5 x 8 x 2.8cm. Gilt metal box - much like a sardine tin. 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 Galvanized 'key' to open it.
Unused/complete with contents. The tin has some small dents and corrosion marking from the key but nothing serious. Marked to top' J.L. Fairrie 3/45'. 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. Complete/sealed and unused. Stock code S18759.