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RAF Emergency Flying Ration MKII tins

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    Default RAF Emergency Flying Ration MKII tins

    Continuing todays theme of ration tins. Here are two more from my collection.

    Shown here are the earlier and later versions of the RAF Emergency Flying ration Mark II tins. The earlier issue is "AM" (Air Ministry) marked while the later one is Broad Arrow marked like much aircrew gear late in the war.

    As you can see, the AM marked one is dated "5/44".

    Cheers, Ade.
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    Could you help me with this one Ade

    My friend dug and gave this to me

    cheers


    John
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    Hi John, this is the 1950's issue, the MKIV. Yours is 1964 dated.

    Here is an image of an unopened one, sadly not mine.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    Quote by Whitehunter View Post
    Could you help me with this one Ade

    My friend dug and gave this to me

    cheers


    John
    I have just acquired an unopened emergency Mk, IV ration tin (1964).
    Can I ask if your friend was a metal detectorist? I have sent you a PM, but as yet no reply. I would like to use one of those pictures in a short article I intend writing. Please advise.

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    Hello John im at work now i was going to reply to your PM when I get home I will be home just after 5


    Cheers

    John

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    Does anyone out there know if the Mark 3 rations were used during WW2? Thanks

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    Hi, and welcome to the forum.

    Yes, the MK III was issued in 1945.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Many thanks for your fast reply....

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    Very interesting, I have some of those ration tins still full with the original contents packed into my K-Type Dingy Pack. I would put up a picture but I need to unpack the dingy to get to it, if there is enough interest to justify smelling of rubber & talc then I will find it out.

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    I know on the later 1950s Mark 3 rations the packing date was stamped on the front in the same manner as the rest of the labeling. I have seen cans that were supposed to be from WW2 recently. They were stamped on the back side with what looks like a rubber stamp. Usually just the numbers like 4/45 Does this sound correct or are later era tins being modified? Thanks

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