7 April 1918 Meat ration card of King George V and Queen Mary of Teck. Image courtesy Imperial War Museum © IWM Q 30521. Meat rationing is introduced in Britain. Sugar had been rationed since January 1918; tea, butter, margarine, jam and cheese would shortly follow. Food and the First World War Newer >> << Older Comments are closed. This entry was posted on April 7th, 2018.