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Oval British mess tin

Article about: I bought this tin this morning for a quid on the second hand market. It's broad arrow marked and dated 1945. My understanding is that it's an early tropical pattern, but if any one can give

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    I bought this tin this morning for a quid on the second hand market. It's broad arrow marked and dated 1945. My understanding is that it's an early tropical pattern, but if any one can give me some more information that would be a great help
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    This type is pictured in Brayley and Ingrams book 'khaki drill& jungle green.It says they were made in India.Now i dont know if they are referring to the ones in the pics or wether this type was only made in India?Still, a nice find.What other makers marks are on it?

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    Thanks, I'll dig out my copy when I get home and take a look. It's marked BD (wd arrow) 10, L.A. , 1945. I did wonder if the LA could be short for Lahore?

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