RAF Escape & Evasion Cigarette Compass
Possibly the smallest wartime Escape Compass produced by Clayton Hutton's team at MI9.
This miniature compass is only 5mm in diameter !
Compare this with the 'standard' size 15mm Escape Compass (see photos).
This compass could be hidden in most every day items, including a Cigarette (as can be seen in the display).
The compass body is made of brass and has a very small circular disc with a 'dot' for North.
This is covered by a clear celluloid screen.
The compass is mounted on card with a wartime Players Cigarette and comes in a small black display case.