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British Home Guard Helmet?

Article about: Hi, Here's a picture of the home guard in Disley Cheshire, notice the newly issued helmets. Also the difference in the ages, some young boys & some older gentlemen who no doubt fought in

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    Picked this up from a Charity shop today

    So what can anyone tell me?
    Home Guard?
    Paint applied post war? (May be a silly question!! the paint is old though)
    Sandy texture paint original?

    Cheers





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    I dont think its a Home Guard lid , even they wouldnt get away with painting a very rough rank like that , the chin strap is wrong for the helmet,, english that is, look inside ,,the cross piece of the liner should have a date and size stamp, it should be just under the rubber head support, lift it up and check

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    Hi,
    It's a MkII No.2C, 3 holes drilled in the brim. For civilian use only, & with that sandy paint finish most likely home guard.
    Shame about the stripes on the front, but it has a rare makers name on the liner
    Aaron

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    Sorry that photo didnt come up on my lap top, as Aaron said but i still doubt its home guard, every home guard helmet ive had or seen has been a regular WD issue

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    Thanks guys. The strap is correct. The helmet hasn't been messed with and also has the makers stamp on which is same as liner/helmet.
    I thought the 3 holes along with the finish would mean army but not frontline I.e Home Guard. I may try and remove the stripes if they come off gently

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    P.s. Dave, how can you tell a homeguard from a Frontline Helmet!?
    Cheers

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    I believe it is a Home Front helmet as evidenced by the holes stamped in the brim. I believe this was done to "poorer quality" regular helmets that did not pass acceptance standards.

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    Everything about the helmet surgests that it is a homeguard one, I think all MkII No.2 D's that were painted khaki were for the homeguard. All other No.2D's were painted grey & were for use by the ARP.
    Aaron
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    Great, thanks for that info

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