Aeronautical Instruments & Tools
RAF Aircrew Snail Whistle
A good original issued example with clear embossing with King's Crown, AM, 23/230 and on reverse 293/14/L1795. Some wear to chrome finish, commensurate with service use and a nice sign to differentiate the original item from the reproductions now available on the market. The suspension loop is still attached and these were often hung from the collar loop of the aircrew battledress blouse or from Mae West lifejackets, as illustrated in the famous picture attached showing Guy Gibson and his 617 Squadron crew. A small but indispensable rescue aid that must have saved the lives of many downed allied airmen in WWII.