Possibly. I know from witnessing it first hand many years ago that a Belizian “wife” can fit quite easily inside one. Handy for them to be transported in and out of a Corporals single room as and when required so as to avoid discovery during block inspections. As to what MFO meant. No idea. Although sitting in my house surrounded by multiple possessions and assorted crap I do think back fondly to when every item I owned in the world could fit into a single MFO box and a couple of grip bags.
Now that’s really old school - black paint and stencils.I only ever had cardboard boxes but I recall my old mans. We traveled all over the shop as an RAF family. I used to help him painting the proper wooden crates, thick black paint on two sides and white stenciled writing. Name rank and number and new posting BFPO address. He was entitled to bloody loads of them.
The plywood ones made some nicely wood stained fitted cabinets on the outside, and plain plywood & stenciling when you opened the door.60's and 70's, sturdy crates, then the cheap and flimsy plywood jobs came out and finally cardboard. The downsizing of the MOD budget in any strategic arms reviews, the clues were there!
Bloody love that!
Ditto moving out of a civvy apartment in Hong Kong.What I do know about MFO boxes is that once you have loaded up 3 of them (in my single man bunk at RAF LYN) they don't fit out of the effing door frame.
Oh how I laughed as I unpacked the fukcers to place them in the corridor to start again.