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British Bakelite Helmet, Dutch Liner

Article about: After reading another thread about mk2 helmets, i thought id bring this one into discussion. Bakelite helmet with makers mark inside. I know that mk2's were sold to the dutch post war howeve

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    Default British Bakelite Helmet, Dutch Liner

    After reading another thread about mk2 helmets, i thought id bring this one into discussion. Bakelite helmet with makers mark inside.

    I know that mk2's were sold to the dutch post war however i have never heard of bakelite helmets being setn. Can anyone give me any information?

    Thanks
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    Default Re: British Bakelite Helmet, Dutch Liner

    It does look to have a Dutch liner and neck flap and I can only assume that they did send them to the Nederlands postwar but have no direct knowledge that this happened.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    i always thought the bakelite version of the mk11's were private purchase only

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    Its also possible that the liner was replaced by the previous owner?

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    Default Re: British Bakelite Helmet, Dutch Liner

    The Bakelite helmets were private purchase, so does seem odd that the Dutch would have bought them. But as said the neck protector & liner could have been put in at a later date.
    The Dutch also used the Civilian protective helmet as well post war.

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    Default Re: British Bakelite Helmet, Dutch Liner

    The Dutch used many models for the post war CD organisation. I have seen MkII's (British and Dutch), MkI*'s. SA MkII's, Zuckermann's, Alu MkII clones, Plastic MkII's and so on. It does not surprise me to see a private purchase baklelite helmet. Although I have not seen one before. Nice catch!

    Cheers,
    Emile

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