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RAF / SOE MI9 pattern locket escape compass

£130.00 Approx $158.92, €145.74

Code: E25337

Compass, M.I.9. pattern, contained in transparent waterproof material.  Stores reference 22P/15.  Comprises a standard 0.5" escape compass with a 'star' rotor encased in a small plastic pouch to seal against humidity.  A simple cotton tape was added so the compass could be worn as a locket around the neck.  Could be used by an evading or escaping airman to head for neutral territory.  Issued with the Beadon flying suit and many escape packs/kits.  The pouch has yellowed but the compass is in excellent working condition.  Stock code E25337.