Tourniquet : Lieutenant Commander G Lunn, Royal Australian Navy

Place Oceania: Australia
Accession Number REL29025.005
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Personal Equipment
Physical description Elastic, Metal, Paper, Rubber
Maker Unknown
Place made Germany
Date made c 1980s
Conflict Egypt [Sinai] (MFO), 1982-1986, 1993 -

Tourniquet made from grey and white elasticised material with an adjustable metal mechanism for tightening or loosening the tourniquet. On the front of the metal adjuster is the remnants of a paper instructional tag with information written in French, Spanish and German. A partial translation of the French indicates the following: 'Always press on the button that you open the metal case, ---- , elastic belt'. This paper obscures a manufacturers stamping, revealing only '?META'. On the reverse of the metal adjuster is stamped 'Made in W.Germay' and the number '901' below this.

History / Summary

Found in the pockets of flying overalls (REL29025.001). 'Made in West Germany' indicates it was made before the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989.