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Compo boxes and Biscuit Tins.
exer
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Posted: Wednesday, June 11, 2008 - 07:58 PM UTC
Just published, a review of the Resicast Compo crates and biscuit tin set.



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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
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Posted: Thursday, June 12, 2008 - 03:00 AM UTC
Hi Guys,

I think these are an excellent addition to the Resicast line, don't taste very good though

Nice review Pat.

Al
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Posted: Monday, June 16, 2008 - 03:54 PM UTC
Hi Pat! I am a big fan of british armor and this accessories is certainly a welcome addtion to our armor loads. I just want to ask you about the color of the tins and the crates as well. What color do you think should it be? Thanks
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Posted: Monday, June 16, 2008 - 06:24 PM UTC
Hi Noli,

The compo boxes were just light wood, made with a basic frame and panels of what looks like ply wood. Rough and ready packing cases. They were nailed together and markings seem pretty crude with white/blueish lettering and a date ie D (Type of Rations) and date 2/44

The biscuit tins were silver with a sort of sickley light greenish colour at least on the lettering side of the tin, possibly all 4 sides.

Hope that helps a bit.

Al
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Posted: Monday, June 16, 2008 - 07:35 PM UTC

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Hi Guys,

I think these are an excellent addition to the Resicast line, don't taste very good though

Nice review Pat.

Al




Pretty accurate then!
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Posted: Monday, June 16, 2008 - 09:14 PM UTC
Hi Al,

They are very hard to chew - looking at the content of the boxes it hasn't changed that much over the years, well up to the 80s anyway.

Alan
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Posted: Tuesday, June 17, 2008 - 12:39 PM UTC

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Hi Al,

They are very hard to chew - looking at the content of the boxes it hasn't changed that much over the years, well up to the 80s anyway.

Alan




Ahh... "Biscuits AB"? Could be eaten (sort of) or sharpened and used as weapons.
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Posted: Thursday, June 19, 2008 - 05:37 PM UTC
Allan, thanks for the info.
Noli
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Posted: Thursday, June 19, 2008 - 06:50 PM UTC

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Hi Al,

They are very hard to chew - looking at the content of the boxes it hasn't changed that much over the years, well up to the 80s anyway.

Alan




Ahh... "Biscuits AB"? Could be eaten (sort of) or sharpened and used as weapons.



Hi Murdo,

- too true

Al

Noli, your welcome.

Al
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Posted: Wednesday, December 24, 2008 - 03:15 AM UTC
Hi Guys,

I came across this on the net, it's an original, dug up in Italy I think fairly recently. Thought it would be a good reference:



Al
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Posted: Wednesday, December 24, 2008 - 11:26 AM UTC
Was there any food in it when it was found?
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Posted: Wednesday, December 24, 2008 - 11:30 AM UTC
Hi Pat,

No, but there was a pic beside it of all the rusty scoff cans It's in remarkable condition give how long it was buried.

Happy Christmas.

Al