RAF First Aid Outfit for Air Crews
This example is in near mint condition and is as issued and has never been opened, so is complete with it’s original contents. These packs were specifically issued to Aircrew and designed to slip into the field dressing leg pocket of RAF Battledress or flying suit. They were designed primarily to provide emergency treatment for burns and the contents, which is clearly detailed on the rubberised khaki fabric, includes anti- burn mittens, anti-burn jelly, wound dressings, safety pins together with instructions for use. The pack also carries a warning message stating ‘Do not use anti-burn jelly with the mittens’. The package had to be torn to open from any of the four corners. Fortunately the owner of this example never had cause to make use of it and unlike many has not been opened post war by inquisitive hands! An identical outfit is illustrated in Mick Prodger’s excellent 'Flying Equipment of the Air War 1939-45' on page 108. Nicely stamped with Red Cross and AM and Kings Crown property marks. Slight fading and minor stains but a scarce and complete example. Clearly for sale as a collectors item and not to be used for its original purpose. This example would grace any serious RAF collection.