Survival pack for RAF aircrew, tropical, Second World War. Presumed complete.
Green and yellow stitched fabric bag with brown zip faster and two press stud fasteners. Yellow fabric stitched interior pockets with snap fasteners. Brown tape straps, with snap fasteners. Contents:
First aid outfit for aircrews, Mk IV, made by Wm Stannard & Co, Leek, Staffs: Rubberised fabric packet, with two eyelets with two strips of rubberised fabric fed through. It contains: two morphine amoules, two burn gloves, one burn cream in spreader one large wound dressing, one safety pin. Printed with instructions for use, along with 'Red Cross' symbol.
Dark grey / green aluminium tin with hinged lid, containing instruction leaflet four double fish-hooks, eight single fish hooks, and two double fish hook and weight combinations.
Three packs of celluloid of 20 matches.
One length of light brown cord attached to grey brass wire with eyelet.
Aluminium tin, with green aluminium hinged lid. Dark green writing: "Sterilising outfit with watterbottles, keep dry". Containing clear glass bottle with cream-coloured metal screw cap, containing 50 'Thio' tablets. One further clear glass bottles with cream-coloured screw cap containing sterilising tablets.
Brown cardboard box with black printed storage ref and instructions: "33E/355" "Contract Stores/12251/34(b)" To be kept dry [broadarrow]". Containing compressed ten white granular tablets wrapped in wax paper.
Cream stitched fabric case with brass eyelet, two cotton tape attached along with a length of cord: 'HELIOGRAPH' stencilled on case. Case contains one heliograph consisting of a polished metal square, quatered, with small round hole in the middle. Yellow printed instructions label on reverse.
White cord attachment through a corner hole. Cord attached mirror to a foresight which has a stamped inscription: "[Broad Arrow] 27H/2107".
One cream paper envelope containing glass lense. Printed on envelope: [?]glass for survival kit.#
Length of green fabric cord.
One bundle of 12 braided metal wire lengths, with metal ring eye at one end and metal fastener at other.
One aluminium tin, with integral lid with details and instruction, and attached metal opening key. For RAF emergency flying ration type P. Stenciled stored number 27P/50. Hand ink-stamped on lid "J. L. FAIRRIE 5/45."
One aluminium tin, with integral lid with details and instruction, and seperated metal opening key. For RAF emergency flying ration MArk III. Stenciled stored number 27P/19." "8/45" hand stamped on base.
One grey painted metal tin with coloured metal removable edging strip containing "RAF Survival First Aid Outfit (Tropical)" Instructions printed in red on on tin. On lid printed "A.P.132 Section VIII/1053." Stamped on underside: "Patt No 464364" "Registered design No. 809365".
One sunhat, consisting of green cotton with off white linnen liner and black mosquito netting attached to cardboard brim with metal rim. White cotton tape drawstring off hem of netting.