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Military Helmets245 of 351British WWII Civil Defence  steel helmet 1940sPrussian Enlisted spiked helmet dated 1915
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    Posted 8 years ago

    paulbeddow…
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    I have been given this helmet by my mother, I think it might be rare as I have done a bit of research on it. I would really love to know more about it and the crest on the front. Any help would be appreciated.

    Many thanks
    Paul

    Thank you for replies, my grandfather and all of my uncles were in the army, sadly all dead now. My grandfather was in the black watch and was in dunkirk. I have added more pics, there is a serial number on on the inside by the buckle but cant make out what it is.

    Kind regards
    Paul

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    1. Manikin Manikin, 8 years ago
      When petey comes online our expert on helmets he should be able to help on this . Very Nice !! Welcome to CW
    2. scottvez scottvez, 8 years ago
      Agree with manikin-- petey should be able to help out. While waiting, you may want to add some detailed images to assist. Photos of the interior, face shield and any markings would help out in determining authenticity.

      scott
    3. Manikin Manikin, 8 years ago
      Very well explained petey that was interesting . Your the best !!!!!!!!!!!
    4. ttfox62 ttfox62, 8 years ago
      My comment is not like the other ones, I can not tell you where it came from or much information about it. However after reading petey's comment, you would be able to know further information by understanding your family heritage. If your family heritage has a connection to France, than it is important to know if anyone had been in the forces. If they had been, then you know that it dates prier to 1939, however if they did not serve. The dating for the helmet is after 1939. Where as if your mother had recieved it from an auction, thrift store, friend, or anything other than heritage, this information is invalid.
      I am unsure if any of this information, will assist you, but I hope it helps a little.
    5. paulbeddows1961, 8 years ago
      Hi all, I have had to edit original post to add some more pics, hope these help to identify my helmet. All your help is most appreciated
      regards
      Paul
    6. paulbeddows1961, 8 years ago
      Hi petey, none of my relatives were in the civil defence, grandfather was Royal Warwickshire (not Black watch as I mentioned earlier), uncle was Blackwatch, other uncle Cold stream Guards, other uncle Royal Artillery, serving Burma & Africia, I have had another look at number on the inner lid by the chin strap buckle and as I say its not clear but could possibly be MB then there are about 7 perhaps 8 numbers under that .
      regards
      Paul
    7. paulbeddows1961, 8 years ago
      Hi Petey, just doing it now, any idea how I add the new pics to this as cant see a photo attachment icon on this feed
      regards
      Paul
    8. paulbeddows1961, 8 years ago
      Thanks, 2 new pics added, do you think this crest is hand painted ?
      Paul
    9. paulbeddows1961, 8 years ago
      Hi petey, thanks very much for your help and it would be great if any of your friends could enlighten me further, great find, my late father hid it well in our attic
      Paul
    10. Manikin Manikin, 8 years ago
      Does it say Honor Always (Semper) placed on it by a solider ? Petey
    11. Manikin Manikin, 8 years ago
      oops I guess I was tired correct sp (soldier)
    12. paulbeddows1961, 8 years ago
      thanks petey for that information. Would it be a good idea to get this covered on my household insurance ? Would still appreciate if anyone on here has seen a similar crest, spent a fair bit of time looking on net for similar and no results so far.
      regards
      Paul
    13. tinlid, 8 years ago
      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.
    14. paulbeddows1961, 8 years ago
      thank you all for comments, Tinlid don't think it is home front as their crest is a white triangle with red CD in the middle

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