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Safety pins, needles and pins, 1990 (c)

These are from a personal survival kit belonging to Sergeant 'Andy McNab', DCM, MM. McNab commanded an eight-man Special Air Service (SAS) team under the call sign 'Bravo Two Zero' during the Gulf War (1990-91). The kit is small enough to fit into a tobacco tin.

When operating in extreme environments behind enemy lines, clothes start to deteriorate rapidly. McNab's survival tin contains a small sawing kit - comprising three safety pins, needle with thread and pins - which can be used for quick clothing repairs. It can also be used for emergency medical treatment.

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NAM. 2009-02-87-14


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National Army Museum, Soldier gallery

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