This wasn't part of the Beadon back pack either in Tropical or Arctic configuration. I don't have any notes on the contents of the suit itself though, however the Stores reference number makes it slightly post war.
Strangely enough i have the line, trace & hooks which were part of the contents of the tropical pack on ebay at the moment, rare items & essential if you're looking to complete a WWII pack!!
P Bellamy (Login ramc181) Forum Member 18.104.22.168
I have a couple of those somewhere...
April 15 2012, 10:58 AM
I have a couple of those somewhere, Anchor Supplies at Ripley had a binfull of them at a few pence each a few years ago, next to another binfull of WWII-dated .30 cal go/no-go gauges for the same price (labelled as being "ideal for turning down as centre-punches").
Looking through AP's these seem to appear in the 1950's - often in 'Aircraft Stowage Compartments' with the proviso 'cigarettes should only be included if space permits'. I've posted the Beadon suit contents before and they don't show up there. While I have the AP's out, here's some other 27P listings (Emergency & Special Rations) for future reference: