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Helmet from the defence of Malta WW11

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Posted 5 years ago


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This is a South African made British steel helmet from WW11. These helmets had a felt pad inside the top, and three seperate holes in the rim to attach a cloth to cover the neck in the sun. I was on holiday in Malta at the time, when some renovations were being done on an old house in Valletta. Someone was bringing out the contents found inside when I spotted this, made an offer and bought it. This is a real been there helmet, normally used by the army, but this one painted red to denote fire/rescue. The heat in Malta obviously affected the paint giving it a dried out cracked appearance.


  1. petey petey, 5 years ago
    Thanks for looking blunderbuss2.
  2. JueBoo, 4 years ago
    I always enjoy the stories behind your items ,very interesting and informative
  3. petey petey, 4 years ago
    Thanks for the love mrmajestic1, BELLIN68, kerry10456, and miKKoChristmas11.
  4. petey petey, 4 years ago
    Thanks for the love and comment JueBoo, very kind.

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