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British & Canadian nets & netted helmets

Article about: Just thought I'd put up a mish mash of WW2 British & Canadian nets, hopefully all wartime. The early war nets 1941 being the first year they were worn (maybe right maybe not?) are quite

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    I do have a MK3 but it's packed away at the moment. I'll see if I can dig it out and check.

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    Here's one I just missed out on, a South African net, very popular with Polish & New Zealand collectors. I think because they were issued these nets, New Zealanders the Desert & Italy, Polish for Italy, if anyone has any info on that please share.
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    Canadian nets, 1st (early) and 2nd type





    MkIII and its net


    Piotrek

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    Thanks for showing those, is that an original khaki painted Mk3?
    Aaron

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    Yes, this paint is original.
    Piotrek

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    Very rare colour, is it a BMB made shell & are there any dates?

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    great thread and some superb helmets tinlid

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    Some really nice examples here

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    Should the two tone net be orientated a specific way on a helmet? For example, should the line where the two colors meet up split the eyes of the wearer or go from ear to ear?

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    Also... are shell dressings supposed to be stuffed under the net in a specific spot... or is it up to each individual soldier's preference?

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