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    Posted 8 years ago

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    . Formed in the UK on 17 March 1944 by redefinition of 33rd Tank Brigade. Helmet made of pressed fiber, with a detachable headphone liner. Brigade HQ was disbanded in NW Europe on 22 August 1945. I believe these helmets may also have been used by the wartime SAS for parachute drops, I once saw a documentary on the wartime SAS where they were being inspected prior to a parachute jump and all were wearing these helmets, however I have not found any other reference to this type of use.

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    1. tinlid, 8 years ago
      These helmets are called helmet, crash, Royal armoured corps ( HCRAC)The leather harness which hold the earphones are called scrums, these helmets were mostly used for training as I have'nt seen any pictures of them being used in combat. A documentary about the SAS & David Sterling clearly show these being used in the desert in I think it was 1941. They show them jumping off the back of trucks practising parachute jumping.
    2. petey petey, 7 years ago
      Thanks for looking pickingupbones, mrmajestic1, miKKoChristmas11 and tinlid.
    3. panzerhunting, 7 years ago
      Nice one!
    4. petey petey, 7 years ago
      Thanks for the love panzerhunting.
    5. petey petey, 6 years ago
      Thanks for the loves PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, fortapache, aghcollect, vetraio50, SEAN68 and Poop for the loves !!
    6. petey petey, 6 years ago
      Thanks Manikin for the love !!

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