Posted 7 months ago
After WW1, the steel helmet press captured from the Germans was taken to the Vickers Armstrong factory in th UK, where is was used to produce helmets for the Irish Forces, and possibly for other countries? This helmet is one of those produced. Most of these helmets were later buried in landfill sites by the Irish army when they became obsolete. This is one of the few which survived, and is in better condition than most as it was re-issued several times, and then stored in a safe place when it was decommissioned. It has owner ID in it, written on the liner, worthy of a bit of research, I think, when I have more time. The liner is made by T Smith and Son Dublin, 1927.