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    sputnic04
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    Hi guys been lurking for quite a while now and have used the forum as a refernce point quite a few times. Now I have a helmet with a white R on the front and rear. the helmet is painted black. what does the R stand for have looked in quite a few places but cant find anything. I know its going to be something obvious but I cant figure it. No markings on the helmet that i can see but the liner arm is marked 7 1/4 m&c 39. can post some photos later when i get home if it will help.
    cheers
    stu


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    Hi Stu, welcome to the forum. I am pleased you are finding it useful.

    I can answer your question for you. The "R" marking was used by the Civil Defence and stands for "Rescue" .

    Cheers, Ade.

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    sputnic04
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    thanks ade
    knew it was something obvious just couldnt get my head around it
    cheers
    stu

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    SMP
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    Actually Ade, it stands for "Rescue". They had the un-enviable job of digging people out of the rubble.

    RP/W RP/G RP/R etc were the "Repair parties".

    Regards,
    Steve

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