Collection: Medical Kit

  1. First Field Dressings: These were compact dressings issued to soldiers for immediate first aid treatment of wounds. They typically consisted of a sterile pad wrapped in a protective covering, secured with adhesive tape or fabric straps. First field dressings were designed to be easily accessible and quickly applied.

  2. Shell Dressings: Shell dressings were larger dressings used for more severe wounds, particularly those caused by artillery shells or high-velocity projectiles. They were designed to cover and protect against extensive injuries until further medical attention could be provided.

  3. Post-War British Joint Service Dressings: After World War II, joint service dressings were introduced to replace individual service-specific dressings. These dressings were standardized across the British armed forces and were used for various types of wounds and injuries.