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Life Guards Trooper's Helmet

Article about: There does not seem to be anywhere else on the forum to properly start this thread, so I trust here is OK. This is an other ranks review order helmet for the Life Guards, senior regiment of

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    Default Life Guards Trooper's Helmet

    There does not seem to be anywhere else on the forum to properly start this thread, so I trust here is OK.
    This is an other ranks review order helmet for the Life Guards, senior regiment of the sadly diminished British Army. I've had this helmet for close on 20 years, but these are the first ( semi) decent photos. It has a King's Crown on the front plate, so it was likely worn pre 1953.
    Thanks for looking, and for any comments.

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    A very nice-looking helmet!
    Author of... 'Belfast Diaries: A Gunner In Northern Ireland'... 'A Tough Nut To Crack: Andersonstown.. Voices From 9 Battery Royal Artillery In Northern Ireland'... 'An Accrington Pal: The Diaries of Pte Jack Smallshaw, September 1914 To March 1919'.

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    Not something I know much about Bob, but it looks great. Did the life guards used to be the Coldstream Guards?
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    No Jerry

    I was in the Life Guards armoured regiment.

    We were part of the Household Division as were the Coldsream, Grenadier, Scots, Irish and Welsh Guards. They were the infantry /foot guards, we and the Blues & Royals were the mounted/armoured regiments of the Division

    Nick
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    I asked because the badge looks like that for the Coldstream Guards?
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    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Yes it does Jerry you are right! However the motto ' honi soit qui mal y Pense' was the Life Guards motto ( Evil Be To Him Who Evil Thinks)

    Nick
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    ...and did you kept the helmet??
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    Quote by stuka f View Post
    ...and did you kept the helmet??
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    I chose not to take part in the ceremonial side just the armoured regiment so I never had the privilege, I don't like horses

    Nick
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    The Coldstream also use that motto, it is the standard order of the garter motto.

    Coldstream Guards - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Order of the Garter - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Here I am as a young Life Guard

    Nick
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