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British desert helmet?

Article about: Its a good thought, thank you. A scorpion had occurred to me, but if so its very, very stylised!

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    Its a good thought, thank you. A scorpion had occurred to me, but if so its very, very stylised!

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    I know that the LRDG badge depicts a scorpion but I have never come across anything like the helmet pictured before, it looks original, a very nice piece

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long_Range_Desert_Group

    Cheers, Chris.

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    I found it, though how I missed it before escapes me. The Arab Legion.
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    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Well done Jerry! Thats great. I suspected it might be a foreign unit, but this is interesting and I am very pleased. I will now start reading up on The Arab Legion. Thanks very much for your help, Douglas

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    Thanks Douglas and I am just glad to have found it, though they are obviously not a very well known unit I think. I was looking up a different formation sign for someone on another forum and I spotted it.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Well done that man!!

    I will sleep soundly tonight.

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    Great find on the badge, and a really good helmet to have, that is going to be pretty rare.

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    Yes, according to Wikipedia, the legion had no more than 6000 members at its height in 1948, so there cant be too many of these helmets about. I paid 40 for it about five years ago so I think it was a good purchase.

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