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  1. EC&Co (E. Camelinat & Co Ltd) I posted up one here 6 months ago, same maker.
  2. Really nice, not sure if it is just an Messenger, or part of the PAMS ( Police Auxilliary Messenger Service) mostly people aged between 16 & 18 yrs old.
  3. Lovely G&S.
  4. Neat, never seen one before.
  5. What a beauty.
  6. Nice helmet, looks like a size 7 3/4's as there are no rubber buffers on the head band.
  7. The colour I'm sure is Dutch CD, but what's quite interesting is the fixing for the liner. Not seen that before, but then again I'm not really up on Dutch helmets.
  8. WD might be for the maker William Dobson, the liner & chin strap looks like the Dutch type used early war. Maybe they used up these until 1955-56 when the Dutch started making the Mk2 clone?
  9. A really nice helmet of the 6th Middlesex HG, I have No.7 & 3.
  10. Not my field the US M1, but it does look to be WW2 issue.
  11. Outstanding NFS Mk2.
  12. Great lid, pretty sure the net is a WW2 South African made one, which are very rare & hard to get. The Brits, & also NZ, & Oz troops are seen with these nets.
  13. If you look at Petey's white Police helmet with the three pips to the front from 3 months ago, you will see this one has the Mk2 chin strap lugs which is on a Mk2 helmet. Not sure if there are any M...
  14. The chin strap lugs are the Mk3's which came into use in 1939, pretty sure all Mk1* had the Mk1 & Mk2 chin strap lugs. But it's the near perfect roundness of the shell which makes this a Mk2, the Mk...
  15. I don't think it's a Mk1*, they were WW1 helmets refurbished in 37-39ish. This one looks like a Mk2, are there any markings on the shell?
  16. A nice rare HSDR, I wondered if it was going to be you that beat me to it, well done. Did you have to replace one of the nut & bolts, if so snip off the end of the bolt, they are like that on all of...
  17. 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.
  18. A nice BMB raw edge, only used on the home front. The number on the inside rim might be for a fireman as a lot of these raw edge helmets seem to have been used by the NFS.
  19. RPR, Repair Party Roads, it's had an interesting service life.
  20. The flash looks very similar to the 8th anti-aircraft Div, but it had an red 8 pointed star to indicate a shell burst. The 5th AA Div had 5 flames coming from a crashing plane. Got to be one of them...
  21. Great condition Fibre rim DR, shame about the rim. They were only produced for a short period in 1942.
  22. It's a Dutch Mk2 clone produced in 1956, the VB stands for Verernigde Blikfabrieken (United Tin Factories)
  23. I think it was the Norwegians who converted these helmets post war, you see the Mk1 & Mk2 para helmets converted in this way.
  24. Semper means, always, so honor honour or honesty or a word similar. Pretty sure the helmet is a home front & not army issue. But still very nice all the same.
  25. Is there a date on the shell or on the Mk3 liner? The shell looks like a BMB made one.
  26. I know a white band like that on the NFS was for an assistant area officer, so might be the same for the AFS.
  27. Is there a date/maker name on the visor, can't remember if these were made by BMB?
  28. When I saw this for sale I thought you might go for it, well done.
  29. Yep, pretty sure it is hand painted or might have been a transfer that had worn thin & was then over painted.
  30. There are some great helmets here, which is good for first time collectors of helmets as they can see what to look for & not what to look for. As there are more & more fakes coming onto the market, wh...
  31. A nice helmet, the red band normally donates a Company Officer.
  32. The decal will be post war, I think it was 47 or 48 they reverted back to County brigades.
  33. Not a clue what L stands for, what services would L be, Lights? G= gas, W=water, E= electricity, R= roads, S= sewage. The helmet though I think is a private purchase one, the chin strap lugs are fit...
  34. Awesome helmet, & being red most likely for fire.
  35. Would it be Rescue Service?
  36. In early 1941 a number of grade 1 helmets but without the stainless steel rim, it was agreed would be acceptable for use on the home front. They are all dated 1941 & made by BMB. The NFS No.12 = Ste...
  37. The tulip badge refers to the tulip fields of Lincolnshire, Lincolnshire County Division: divisional H.Q, was formed on 24 February 1941 but did not become operational until 25 November 1941. Division...
  38. I think the marking scheme on your helmet (2 black bands) came in 1942 & was for a head of rescue service & deputy.
  39. Must admit I've never seen a Police helmet with marking to front & rear, they seem to be following the ARP scheme of 1941, making it easier to see who is who at an incident.
  40. Nice rare helmet, sometimes an M was painted on the inside to show that the helmet had become magnetic, & therefore issued to the home guard. A nice early liner 37/38 dated?
  41. A nice civilain protective helmet, although issued without chin strap someones added a Mk2 one, which you often see. Can you make out the ink maker name on the leather sweat band?
  42. A private purchase helmet, the company that made them were called Acme. Nice one.
  43. A nice Mk1* made by Hadfields Ltd 1916-1919. Is there a white M painted on the inside of the shell? Also any dates on the liner.
  44. Another neat looking Mk2.
  45. A nice leather helmet, they're harder than you might think they would be.
  46. The P-type helmets, those used by the para's, despatch riders & Royal armoured corps made of steel & domed shaped were officially called helmet, steel, Airbourne troops, or Helmet, Steel Despatch Ride...
  47. Can't say I've seen one of these before, normally there the anti gas covers for the helmets. So thanks for showing.
  48. Nice looking messenger, looks to be a W under the M, which would have been for Warden. The numbers stand for the steel batch number, sometimes numbers sometimes letters, so they could trace where the...
  49. I think these were only sent out to the Far East, they would have had an fine netting that hung down to stop insects. The netting was shorter at the back as it sat on the shoulders, while at the front...
  50. Its a WW2 civilian Mk2 No2D, 4holes in the brim for home front use only . Don't think the net is WW2,
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