Luminous or fluorescent disk 1942 RLI (Canadian made) with leather pouch

marked RLI 1942 with original leather pouch


Luminous or fluorescent disks were issued on a limited scale to paratroops for the Normandy jump. These small disks were attached to the front or back of the helmet so that the men could see each other in darkness. 

Instead of a clip, it has a safety pin on the back.

It is marked R.L.I. 1942. Under the pin is Pat. # 2336969. It is 1 1/2” in diameter. . The disk is not US but Canadian made. RLI stands for Radium Industries Limited.

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