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Flying helments - Please help with identification

Article about: Greetings all - I am new to this forum and would appreciate any help in identifying these three items I bid on in Cape Town yesterday. One is a leather helmet with built in earphones and the

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    Default Flying helments - Please help with identification

    Greetings all - I am new to this forum and would appreciate any help in identifying these three items I bid on in Cape Town yesterday.
    One is a leather helmet with built in earphones and the other is a khaki coloured material. The compass has a leather pouch but the leather is very brittle. Markings on the compass are F-L , No.75828, 1917.
    Kind regards
    Alf Boyley
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    Default Re: Flying helments - Please help with identification

    Hi Alf - Welcome to the Forum.

    Second helmet is a RAF 'Type-C' and the tan one is RAF tropical,
    but the type escapes me..........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Default Re: Flying helments - Please help with identification

    Many thanks Steve - Are they both WW2? Cheers-Alf

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    Default Re: Flying helments - Please help with identification

    Yes, both are WWII - but the type 'C' was produced rather
    late in the late war and used post-war as well.........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Default Re: Flying helments - Please help with identification

    The tropical helmet is a D-Type. It is nice to see the neck flap as these are quite often cut off, it's a shame that the ear cups have perished, however, you can find replacements.

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    Default Re: Flying helments - Please help with identification

    Having done a bit of internet research it appears that the D-Type helmet is in fact the rarer Fleet Air Arm (FAA) variant!

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    Default Re: Flying helments - Please help with identification

    Many thanks for all you help Steve, it is really appreciated. Kind regards-Alf

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    Default Re: Flying helments - Please help with identification

    Thanks for your help as well. Kind regards-Alf

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    Default Re: Flying helments - Please help with identification

    Grime box, actually known as a 'P' helmet. The c has modern jack plug on it and both have well perished receiver covers, making them lower grade near relic items. the other item is a personal compass for map reading and isn't aviation related.

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