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Royal Navy Action ration tin

Article about: Another one from my collection. A small (3 inch x 2 inch) late war Naval Action Ration tin in the dark green and grey lettering style introduced for rations packs issued in 1944/45. This tin

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    Another one from my collection.

    A small (3 inch x 2 inch) late war Naval Action Ration tin in the dark green and grey lettering style introduced for rations packs issued in 1944/45.

    This tin contained boiled sweets.

    Maker marked "MB 6" for the Metal Box Co.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    Hi Ade, I hate to sound stupid, but I'll ask anyway. What are boiled sweets?

    Thanks,
    Jay

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    Hi Jay, no such thing as a stupid question.

    I think they are what you would call in the States a "Hard Candy"? Usually a hard, coloured, fruit flavoured sweet, individually wrapped in a cellophane wrapper.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Quote by Adrian Stevenson View Post
    Hi Jay, no such thing as a stupid question.

    I think they are what you would call in the States a "Hard Candy"? Usually a hard, coloured, fruit flavoured sweet, individually wrapped in a cellophane wrapper.

    Cheers, Ade.
    They were to give fatigued servicemen a much needed energy boost.

    It was Mars Bars when I was in the Army

    Ade I am really enjoying seeing all the tins you are showing

    Nick
    Last edited by Woolgar; 05-30-2010 at 11:56 AM.
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    Hi Nick, thanks, I have enjoyed showing them too.

    I bet you remember the ration packs from the 1980's with Rolos etc too. I wish I had kept some of these, but I eat them!

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Here is a related late war green/grey tin with a bit of a story behind it:

    http://warrelics.eu/forum/axis-milit...ette-case-902/

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Quote by Adrian Stevenson View Post
    Hi Nick, thanks, I have enjoyed showing them too.

    I bet you remember the ration packs from the 1980's with Rolos etc too. I wish I had kept some of these, but I eat them!

    Cheers, Ade.
    I do Ade ! I would love to get my hands on one again.

    Nick
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    As I have mentioned before you have some really nice good quality items of this sort Ade
    Enjoyed seeing these items

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    Quote by Adrian Stevenson View Post
    Hi Jay, no such thing as a stupid question.

    I think they are what you would call in the States a "Hard Candy"? Usually a hard, coloured, fruit flavoured sweet, individually wrapped in a cellophane wrapper.

    Cheers, Ade.
    Still have them in the ration packs now
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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    Comes in handy having a son serving in the army. He saves any ration packs that he gets for me because he knows that I love them and if I am out for the day on the motorbike, I tend to throw a few bits and pieces in the top box for the day. And I also remember the Rat-Packs from the 1980's........contents good, weight, especially when carrying 3 or 4 of them, NOT so good! Especially when you are an infantry specialist with shedloads of extra kit to carry as well!

    God, I miss those days! LOL


    Regards etc

    Ian D

    AKA: Jimpy
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