Edelweiss I was doing a bit of research this week on my South African mk2 and learned that many 8th army desert-painted lids were overpainted green when the troops were readied for the invasion of Italy after the successful conclusion of the North African Campaign. You never know, your green-painted lid may have been done in the field. If I can find the link I was reading the other day I'll edit it back in this post for you to have a look.
Incidentally, the 70th Anniversary of the end of the North African Campaign was Monday, and the 70th anniversary of the dambuster's raid was yesterday which offers an interesting series of timelines!
It does indeed! If you can find that link it would be fantastic, would love to take a look. Thanks.
P.S, i'll stop hijacking this thread now
Hey, i think its a nice example. At the end of the day, everybody has to start somewhere, and this is a good piece. Yes, you will find better examples, but that is the same with 99% of militaria, if you are happy with it, that's all that matters at the end of the day. Regarding the restoration, i cant comment because im still umming and arrring about what to do with mine so to comment would be hypocritical. If i see any good ones over here i will give you a shout
You are right but that ,i think,wasn't a military factory repainting acording to the paint's splits.I forgot previously to ask something.Can i, please, see a example of a ww2 era RAF or Royal Navy tommy helmet?Thanks