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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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    Hi everyone, reading the last post reminded me to get my own desert helmet looked at. The paint looks pretty authentic to me, but i'd like your opinions. The chin strap is a replacement. The helmet is dated 1940 and the liner 43. But what on earth is the symbol painted on the side? Its in none of my reference books and I don't even know what its supposed to represent. Your opinions will be appreciated.
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    Looks really good to me. Is the flash Polish perhaps? The red & white colouring reminds me of that nation.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Polish would be a good start, if you post it on the Polish section of the forum you may get a quick response. Other than that its odd, I can't make out what it is supposed to be, eagle?

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    that has got me stumped the lower part of the insignia looks like a narrow boat

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    Nice helmet.to me the paintwork and divisional flash look spot on.Im sorry but i have no idea what!To me it looks like the head of a bird of prey...

    Prehaps Battery command post will know

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    I like it, paint and flash look period done.
    As for what the flash is, I can't make it out either.
    Could be an eagle, hell, could be a parrot with a seed in it's beak, lol.

    Brad.

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    Posted in the Polish section, not Polish. Its a real shame it cant be identified. Thanks for your comments everybody.

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    Someone out there knows...If i ever see it ill be sure to post it on here!

    Have you tried this forum? The British Military Badge Forum They cover other allied nations too.

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    Thank you for that, I will try them.

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    Is it perhaps a stylised version of the Polish 4th Armoured Regiment which had a scorpion as it's badge?

    It probably is not them, but it does sort of look a bit like a scorpions tail arching over its back. Maybe I am just tired as its time for bed.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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