Combat Ration One Man

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Accession Number REL37392
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Foodstuff
Physical description Foodstuffs, Paper, Plastic, Tin
Maker Unknown
Place made Australia
Date made 2003-2004
Conflict Afghanistan, 2001-
Iraq, 2003-2013
Description

Olive drab rectangular tin with separate lid, originally containing five pre-packed one-day rations, each sealed in a plastic bag marked 'Not For Private Resale to Public'. Both the lid and base are embossed with the legend 'Recycle Whenever Possible'. The Combat Ration One Man (CR5M) Ration Pack is designed to feed five personnel for one day or one member for five days and comes in five different menu types (A-E), one of each of which is included in this pack. The menus are:
Menu A
Beef & Vegetables (Dutch Style) 1x250ml
Beef, Minced, With Spaghetti 1x225ml
Freeze Dried Rice 1x55g
Beverage, Powder, Sport, Lemon & Lime 1x12g
Beverage, Powder, Sport, Orange 1x12g
Soup, Low Salt, Chicken Flavour 1x30g
Biscuit, Shortbread 1x35g
Chewing Gum, Juicy Fruit 1x pkt 4
Curry Powder 1x3.5g
Fruit Grains, (URC), Apricot 1x15g
Fruit Spread, Peach 1x26g
Fruit, Peaches, Diced, Canned 1x140g
MB, Apricot & Coconut 1x31.3g
Sauce, Tomato, Ketchup 1x15g
Biscuit, Jam Sandwich Type 2 1x45g

Menu B
Beef Kai Si Ming 1x225ml
Spaghetti & Meatballs 1x235ml
Freeze Dried Rice 1x55g
Beverage, Powder, Sport, Raspberry 1x12g
Beverage, Powder, Sport, Tropical 1x12g
Fruit Grains, (URC), Blackcurrant 1x15g
Biscuit, Shortbread 1x35g
Chewing Gum, PK 1xpkt4
Curry Powder 1x3.5g
Biscuit, ANZAC 1x20g
Fruit Spread, Plum 1x26g
Fruit, Peaches, Diced, Canned 1x140g
MB, Apricot & Coconut 1x31.3g
MB, Forest Fruits 1x31.3g
Sauce, Chilli, Sweet 1x10g
Soup, Low Salt, Beef 1x30g

Menu C
Beef Satay 1x225ml
Beef, Minced, Savoury, With Vegetables 1x235ml
Noodles, Instant, With Chicken Flavour Pouch 1x55g
Beverage, Powder, Sport, Lemon & Lime 1x12g
Beverage, Powder, Sport, Mixed Berry 1x12g
Fruit Grains, (URC), Mixed Berry 1x15g
Biscuit, Scotch Finger 1x35g
Chewing Gum, Juicy Fruit 1xpkt4
Biscuit, ANZAC 1x35g
Fruit Spread, Raspberry 1x20g
Fruit, Pears, Diced, Canned 1x140g
MB, Apricot & Coconut 1x31.3g
MB, Forest Fruits 1x31.3g
Sauce, Chilli, Sweet 1x10g
Soup, Low Salt, Savoury Vegetable Flavour 1x30g

Menu D
Beef, Minced, With Tortellini 1x225ml
Sausages & Vegetables 1x225ml
Biscuit, Jam Sandwich Type 2 1x45g
Noodles, Instant, With Beef Flavour Pouch 1x47g
Beverage, Powder, Sport, Orange 1x12g
Beverage, Powder, Sport, Raspberry 1x12g
Biscuit, Scotch Finger 1x35g
Chewing Gum, Arrowmint 1xpkt4
Fruit Grains, (URC), Orange 1x15g
Fruit Spread, Apricot 1x26g
Fruit, Two Fruits, Diced, Canned 1x140g
Soup, Low Salt, Chicken Noodle Flavour 1x30g
Sauce, Tomato, Ketchup 1x15g
MB, Tropical Fruits 1x31.3g

Menu E
Beans, Baked 1x225ml
Chicken, Pasta & Vegetables 1x225ml
Biscuit, Gingernut 1x50g
Freeze Dried Potato & Onion Powder 1x50g
Beverage, Powder, Sport, Mixed Berry 1x12g
Beverage, Powder, Sport, Tropical 1x12g
Biscuit, Shortbread 1x35g
Chewing Gum, PK 1xpkt4
Fruit Grains, (URC), Tropical 1x15g
Fruit Spread, Blackberry 1x26g
Fruit, Two Fruits, Diced, Canned 1x140g
MB, Apricot & Coconut 1x31.3g
MB, Tropical Fruits 1x31.3g
Sauce, Chilli, Sweet 1x10g
Soup, Low Salt, Tomato 1x30g

History / Summary

Combat rations stored in a metal tin, intended to be used by five men for one day, or one man for five days. Developed by the Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) at Scottsdale in Tasmania with reference to the latest findings in nutrition and food science. This particular example was packed in 2003/2004 and is typical of the rations supplied to Australian forces in Iraq and Afghanistan. The rations are accompanied by a green Information sheet which details contents of the five meals supplied.