During the second Boer war Queen Victoria planned to send a gift of tins of Chocolate to her troops serving in South Africa. The Queen commissioned the country's three main chocolate Manufacturers, J. S. Fry & Sons, Cadbury Brothers Limited and Rowntree and Company Limited, to undertake the order for 123,000 tins. As Quakers, all three manufacturers refused to accept payment for the order and, not wishing to profit From the War so they donated the chocolate. The manufacture of the tin boxes themselves was paid for personally by the Queen and based on a design by Barclay and Fry Limited, and the tins were manufactured by Hudson Scott for Cadbury's While the Fry's tin was manufactured by Barclay and Fry and the Rowntree's tin was manufactured by Barringer, Wallis and Manners. The three companies' tins vary slightly in appearance, this one is for a Fry or Rowntree’s, on the Cadbury Version the centre medallion butted up the borders and the Fry and the Rowntree's containers were wider and Shorter in design, 82 mm x 158 mm x 26 mm.

Outfit first aid for A.A searchlight detachments dated September 1939 with a list Of contents on the inside of the lid, unfortunately it has non of those contents, note its dated at the very Beginning of the war. Its dimensions are Looking from above six inches from top to bottom, nine and a quarter inches across and a Depth of two and a quarter inches.

Chocolate and boiled sweet ration tin dated 1943 the dimensions are five and a Half inches from top to bottom, eight and a half inches across and a depth of two and a quarter inches. Navel action ration tin undated and much smaller than the previous tin at two inches from top to bottom, Three inches across and a depth of half an inch.

Princes Mary brass Christmas gift tin dated 1914 unfortunately it does not have Its contents which varied, officers and men on active service afloat or at the front received a box containing a Combination of pipe, lighter, 1 oz of tobacco and twenty cigarettes in distinctive yellow monogrammed wrappers. Non-smokers and boys received a bullet pencil and a packet of sweets instead. Indian troops often got sweets and Spices, and nurses were treated Chocolate. The dimensions Looking from above are approximately three and a quarter Inches from top to bottom, five inches across and a depth of one and a quarter inches. With a double-skinned, Hinged, lid. The next one is a lifeboat and raft ration tin dated 1944. The dimensions Looking from above are Approximately three and a quarter inches from top to bottom, three inches across, and a depth of three inches.

Emergency Ration tin. Dated 1942. A small tin box about the size of a 2-oz. tobacco tin, and contains a fortified chocolate block that was supposed to be eaten only when there was nothing else available.It is intended only to be used in EMERGENCY when all other sources of supply fail.