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Car boot discovery - Help identifying

Article about: Hi guys Well I paid a visit to my local 'indoor' carboot this moring and got this for 3 ! I am hoping the 41 denotes the year. Other than than I am stumped as to what type of helmet it is.

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    Quote by Adrian Stevenson View Post
    No one read my thread about them here then.

    http://warrelics.eu/forum/world-stee...el-helmet.html



    Cheers, Ade.
    I knew a saw them on thise forum! Just couldn't find it anymore.

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    Many thanks Ade.

    Your knowledge still amazes me

    Steve T

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    Hi,
    The helmet is a civil issue helmet designed by a ministy man called
    Solly Zuckerman in 1941, they were used by firewatchers in most of the factories ect. They were also sold to the general public
    and the funds went to the war effort. The B.M.B, stamped in th rim is for Briggs motor Bodies, they had the contract for all types of helmets. As a kid i lived near the army surplus area and we would go and nick the helmets and spin them in the Thames, and bomb them with bricks, there are hundreds down by Chiswick bridge. if only we knew.
    dave.

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    Reg
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    3, Bargain!!!! Nice find Steve, and you did'nt even have to fire up your metal detector. LOL.

    Reg

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    harry h
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    briish civil defence helmet mainley used by fire guard party

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    Timberwolf
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    they where also used by AAguns behind the fronts

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    Timberwolf
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    i ment by those using the aaguns

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    Yes, I found several when I was a boy on Goonhilly Downs in Cornwall, there was an anti-aircraft battery on the downs during the war and some of the emplacements are still there, also they were used by the men working in the quarry on the downs after the war.
    hope this helps

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    And i thought i had got a good deal, i payed 7.50 for mine
    you can see it in this video YouTube - My Militaria Collection

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    Yes, a good version of the civil defense helmet. We have three of these in the wardrobe dept of my local dramatics society where my wife is the wardrobe mistress,theres also a generals cap ,not sure which regiment,ill have to get my hands on it.But the most amazing thing ive found there so far is a large trunk with a perspex plate under which there are the words "Lancaster light tools kit tropical"there are other words but i cannot remember what they are but inside there are canvas and metal pockets on the sides the whole thing measures 3foot highx2 1/2foot wide and about 4 foot long , its full of costumes at the moment but not for long.

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