EXTREMELY RARE BRITISH "SPECIAL FORCES" RATION

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EXTREMELY RARE BRITISH "SPECIAL FORCES" RATION

Post by Mike Green Reviews » Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:43 am

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Re: EXTREMELY RARE BRITISH "SPECIAL FORCES" RATION

Post by cavguy » Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:00 am

In my opinion this is not a Special Forces ration, but just a early issue 12hr ration pack. I think the only SF ration that I have heard of them having is a "Jungle" variant of the operational ration pack. But not that I have never seen the Jungle ration in person.

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Post by carlosflar » Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:31 am

Yeah, it seems like an early 12h ORP... Where did you get the info that it was for special forces?
It doesnt make a lot of sense to me that its for SF from the contents and the size...
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Post by BTemple » Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:53 pm

As I've heard personally from Scotsman1984, who fought in Iraq during that time and was issued these exact rations, these were simply 12-Hr ORPs, nothing to do with Special Forces at all.
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Re: EXTREMELY RARE BRITISH "SPECIAL FORCES" RATION

Post by Mackeson » Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:07 am

I reckon I might know where the 'Special Forces' came from :-)

I saw these listed on ebay UK a month or so back - pretty good price at around £80 for 10 I remember.

They were definitely listed as 'UK Special Forces Rations'.

Now who knows, but I can say they are rare as far as supply goes and I have seen not another listing since. Lots of ORP's and single meal UK MREs.

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Re: EXTREMELY RARE BRITISH "SPECIAL FORCES" RATION

Post by vespa » Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:29 am

"Special forces" a very common eBay up selling term, a way of catching the eye of the unwary.

I take them with a pinch of salt, in my years of service I've never heard of Special Forces only rations. Indeed Special Forces are trained in survival techniques so they can live without rations if necessary.

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