WWII Australian Army, ration cooking set or “Dixie”

Second World War mess tins (commonly called a ‘Dixie’ tins) were used to prepare or heat food but they were also used as a container from which to eat and drink. The tins were lightweight and sturdy but they became hot very quickly when heated. Loaned by J Reed. Item is available for viewing at the Delegate History Rooms, Delegate NSW.