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Field Ration Eating Device (FRED)

From the Collection of 4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room Simpson Barracks Macleod Victoria

Description
A pressed steel tool with one end shaped for use as a spoon and the other incorporating a bottle opener.
A 2 cm long fold out can opener blade is fitted to the side. A 3 mm hole is drilled through the device at the can opener end. Yellow (anodised ?) finish.
Size
9 x 2 cm
Object Registration
0085
Keywords
army, fred, rations, can opener, ration packs, cmi, field rations eating device
Historical information
A standard component of Army ration packs from the 60's to about 2010
When Made
2009
Made By
CMI Pty Ltd (Maker)
Inscriptions & Markings
Defence Stock No: "7330-66-010-0933"
Contractor: "CMI"
Year of Manufacture: "2009"
Defence broad arrow.
Last updated
8 Feb 2018 at 1:53PM