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Posted 2 years ago

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NicoleJere…
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This WWII British army helmet was worn by a soldier who belonged to The Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment. The blue label (not original) reads R. W. K. (for Royal West Kent). The aforementioned infantry regiment of the British Army was known as The Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment from 1881 to 1961. The following link is for the complete history of the regiment: http://www.forces-war-records.co.uk/Unit-Info/3554

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  1. mrmajestic1 mrmajestic1, 2 years ago
    Nice helmet. Maybe you can add a picture of the inside?
  2. NicoleJerelen NicoleJerelen, 2 years ago
    Absolutely!
  3. mrmajestic1 mrmajestic1, 2 years ago
    Thank you
  4. mrmajestic1 mrmajestic1, 2 years ago
    I hope petey sees this because he has an extensive collection.
  5. NicoleJerelen NicoleJerelen, 2 years ago
    No problem. :) Me too- maybe he can give me more information.
  6. tinlid, 2 years ago
    Its a WW2 civilian Mk2 No2D, 4holes in the brim for home front use only . Don't think the net is WW2,
  7. NicoleJerelen NicoleJerelen, 2 years ago
    Thank you for the information, tinlid!
  8. petey petey, 2 years ago
    Hi NicoleJerelen, I agree with tinlid.
    However, it is always hard to make a definite decision about helmets over a photograph, always better to look at one in your hand; it is civilian issue as shown by the 4 holes in the rim, not for front line combat use. Paint appears to be WWII, if you take the net off you may find the manufacturers name and a date on the underside of the rim, you may also find the liner manufacturers name and a date on the liner, on one of the strips which cross sects the fixing bolt. Even though it is civilian issue, it is still worth having, of all the 100's of helmets I have collected, I still have not got one with the 4 holes drilled in the rim. 1, 2 and 3 seem to be more common. The badge/decal may be a later addition, but again hard to tell on a photo.

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