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Re: [REF] The B Unit C Ration

Post  Guest on Mon Dec 06, 2010 10:10 pm

hahahahahah i remember it well, murph running accross the road with his trousers half way down and scanning the horizon for a" private" spot. What a Face affraid

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Post  Gina_Costina on Mon Dec 06, 2010 10:27 pm

rizla wrote:hahahahahah i remember it well, murph running accross the road with his trousers half way down and scanning the horizon for a" private" spot. What a Face affraid

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Post  murph on Thu Dec 09, 2010 9:42 pm

I have to say I did not see the funny side of it at the time for obvious reasons but I bet some French farmer is delighted at a weeks worth of good quality manure left for him at the entrance to his best field!

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Post  Guest on Sun Jan 23, 2011 10:59 pm

As ye know Paul, I have several original C rations, from '42 right up to '52, and they all measure the same, though contents somewhat "changed"...

Here's the measurements so there is no arguments:
3 1/2 inches x 3 inches (just shy of)
8.8cm x 7.5cm...

(This from off the top of my head, so I could be wrong) The early C rats all had one beverage, coffee.... Not long after, they had coffee, lemon powder, and cocoa... The contents changed considerably, and there where many "experiments" in contents.... One thing I have had it out wi on the US forum, the cereal disc, there is or was a "cereal" label, commonly going round in re-enacting circles as the K Ration cereal bar, the label is for he C ration disc, which was lithographed onto celophane and which covered the disc...

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Post  Guest on Mon Jan 24, 2011 8:41 am

Just a small point to ponder...

In the fall of 1943 it was ordered that all ration cans be coated in an OD lacquer, well, this as we know didn't really happen, but considering the C rations, I thouhgt it would have been universal by War's end (procurement and all that), well, I have two C ration cans dated 1950 and 1951 respectively, and guess wot?.... Silver... I also have two others dated same, OD lacquer...

Nothing is written on stone.... Cool

Ohh, and the biscuits?....An un sweetened type with a digestive type texture... How do I know, ye don't wanna know.... cyclops

And it seems by the 1950s, there included chocolate biscuits...

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Post  Guest on Tue Jan 25, 2011 2:12 pm

Here's my C ration:




Here's a set made from the bigger, modern cans, the contents of the M units are as the label says, these are not for display, but for the likes of private tacticals etc:

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Post  Guest on Tue Jan 25, 2011 2:14 pm

Meant to say, the sugar tablets are just that, sugar tablets to the correct size and not cubes Rolling Eyes Very Happy

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Post  Gina_Costina on Tue Jan 25, 2011 2:28 pm

Those ones in the top picture look really good Paul.

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Post  black de on Tue Jan 25, 2011 7:49 pm

Thanks Paul.... Unfortunately, ye cannot get smooth sided cans that size anymore, except for expensive condensed milk.... Can still get them, only their ribbed like all cans are nowadays... Evil or Very Mad

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Post  Gina_Costina on Tue Jan 25, 2011 10:28 pm

black de wrote:Thanks Paul.... Unfortunately, ye cannot get smooth sided cans that size anymore, except for expensive condensed milk.... Can still get them, only their ribbed like all cans are nowadays... Evil or Very Mad

What about the Lidls mandarin tins?

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Post  Guest on Tue Jan 25, 2011 11:15 pm

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black de wrote:Thanks Paul.... Unfortunately, ye cannot get smooth sided cans that size anymore, except for expensive condensed milk.... Can still get them, only their ribbed like all cans are nowadays... Evil or Very Mad

What about the Lidls mandarin tins?

Oi! you giving my secrets away Sgt Costino. You'll be telling everyone how to make them the right hight next Rolling Eyes Laughing

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Post  Gina_Costina on Wed Jan 26, 2011 12:05 am

Ben's Dad wrote:
Johnny_Costino wrote:
black de wrote:Thanks Paul.... Unfortunately, ye cannot get smooth sided cans that size anymore, except for expensive condensed milk.... Can still get them, only their ribbed like all cans are nowadays... Evil or Very Mad

What about the Lidls mandarin tins?

Oi! you giving my secrets away Sgt Costino. You'll be telling everyone how to make them the right hight next Rolling Eyes Laughing

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No thats our secret!

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Post  Guest on Wed Jan 26, 2011 5:47 pm

Don't think it's any secret...lol

Aye, I found these tins at lidls a few years back, ye can still get the lidl mandarin tins, but their ring pull and ribbed now... But I know where to get some "normal" ones.... cheers cheers

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Post  Guest on Thu Mar 03, 2011 8:22 pm

Another of my C Rations I've based mines on:

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