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
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.
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.