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Posted 7 months ago

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petey
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British WWII Chief Fire Officer steel helmet. Owner of this helmet has risen through the ranks, earlier red bands under the final, wide black rank band. I think this is the highest rank a fire officer could reach. This helmet is from London, the Eltham area.

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  1. tinlid, 7 months ago
    One 1 1/2" red band translates to a company officer, obviously promoted from a section leader who had 2 red bands.
    Haven't seen a black band before but looks good.
  2. petey petey, 7 months ago
    Thanks once again tinlid. I spoke to a few fire officer who work nearby where I am. They thought that the black bands were used by senior fire officers WWII. Normally rank of senior officers were slightly different sized red bands, similar to the sub officers, but on white helmets. However they were not keen on white helmets and so adopted the black bands, which later became adopted by fire forces post war on the plastic fire service helmets. Sounds plausable but I do not know for sure.
    Station Officer
    0'5" Black Band
    Assistant Divisional Officer
    0.75" Black Band
    Divisional Officer
    1 x 0.75" and 1 x 0.5" Black Bands
    Senior Divisional Officer
    1 x 0.75" and 1 x 0.5" Black Bands
    Assistant Chief Officer
    2 x 0.75" Black Bands
    Deputy Chief Officer
    2 x 0.75" Black Bands
    Chief Fire Officer
    1.5" Black Band

  3. petey petey, 7 months ago
    Thanks Sean for the love !
  4. petey petey, 7 months ago
    Thanks for the loves walksoftly, Aimathena, mikelv85, kerry10456, JueBoo, Manikin, vetraio50, gargoylecollector, and officialfuel !!
  5. petey petey, 7 months ago
    Thank you for the love PhilDavidAlexanderMorris !!
  6. petey petey, 5 months ago
    Thanks for the loves pops52, and tom61375 !!

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