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Posted 4 years ago

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DMK678
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Received this in a recent trade. Dated 1938 on the inside where the
chin strap connects. Seems like this may be a Canadian WWII military helmet.I've looked around a little, some people think this, some people think that. One of these days I will Know. Haven't talked you Pro's out there yet. More research to do.
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  1. YardSaleDave, 4 years ago
    As long as you are doing research, check this out and see if I am close.
    WWII British Air Raid Warden.
    dave
  2. DMK678 DMK678, 4 years ago
    Air Raid Protection Wardens were appointed through out Britain to assist the Police in protecting the public during air raids. In September 1935, as the possibility of a war increased, the British prime minister, Stanley Baldwin, published a circular entitled Air Raid Precautions (ARP) inviting local authorities to make plans to protect their people in event of a war.

    In April 1937 the government decided to create an Air Raid Wardens' Service and during the next year recruited around 200,000 volunteers.

    The duties of an Air Raid Warden included: Ensuring that the blackout was observed, sounding air raid sirens, ensuring that people went into public air raid shelters in an orderly fashion, checking gas masks, evacuating areas around unexploded bombs as well as helping to rescue casualties from bomb damaged properties, finding accomodation for people who had been bombed out, judging the extent and type of damage and informing the Control Centre to send out the rescue services.

    There were ARP wardens in many other countries
  3. DMK678 DMK678, 4 years ago
    Thanks Dave
    678
  4. VikingFan82 VikingFan82, 4 years ago
    Thats what I came up with too..Civil Defense (Defence) Air Raid Warden helmet, very cool!
  5. Bootson Bootson, 4 years ago
    Check out these links

    http://www.portcities.org.uk/london/server/show/ConMediaFile.421/Second-World-War-air-raid-warden-in-uniform.html

    http://www.wartimememories.co.uk/arpwardens.html
  6. DMK678 DMK678, 4 years ago
    Thank You James Been Good To Meet You
    Cheers!!

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