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british mk 111 help needed

Article about: by aj4010 Nice pic Tinhat. Isn't that "Lofty" Sugden fourth from left? They do look a bit like the army equivalent to s Sunday league football team.

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    hi guys i was wondering if anybody could shed some light on my turtle helmet mainly the colour and manufacturer there is a letters and numbers stamped on the inside althought the first part is hard to read it looks like RO 8 then the initials EB then 111 over 044 i was wondering where the helmet might of seen service it appears to have some remaining tan/desert colour paint Click image for larger version. 

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    RO & CO = Ruberry Owen Company. I haven't seen EB before. The paint is a little odd. You say it is tan? Could it be whitewash faded to yellow?

    Best Regards,

    Andy
    Best Regards,


    Andy

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    [/COLOR][CENTER][COLOR=#ff0000][SIZE=3]URGENTLY LOOKING FOR: 1982 era Argentine military issue goggles. Fravida 109, and "Sanbuee" French lens type
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    [/SIZE]Have a look at my 20+ (so far, work in progress) albums for lots of M1's, rare liners and other stuff, including WW2British helmets, Falklands battlefield pickup helmets and let me know what you think!
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    many thanks andy for clarification on the maker brilliant as for the paint the photo probably didnt show properly as i took pic in full sun with flash on but i would describe it as a mustard colour paint thanks again james

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    Quote by col james View Post
    many thanks andy for clarification on the maker brilliant as for the paint the photo probably didnt show properly as i took pic in full sun with flash on but i would describe it as a mustard colour paint thanks again james
    Difficult to say what has gone on with the paint. Options could be many. Faded whitewash for snow cammo/parade/guard duty? A lot of british troops did winter training in Scandinavia post war, and still do. Suez cammo job, but I have never seen one, (if they exist.)

    A very nice lid.

    Best Regards,

    Andy
    Best Regards,


    Andy

    [COLOR=#ffa07a]
    [/COLOR][CENTER][COLOR=#ff0000][SIZE=3]URGENTLY LOOKING FOR: 1982 era Argentine military issue goggles. Fravida 109, and "Sanbuee" French lens type
    [/SIZE][/COLOR][/CENTER]
    [CENTER][COLOR=#ff8c00][SIZE=3]

    [/SIZE]Have a look at my 20+ (so far, work in progress) albums for lots of M1's, rare liners and other stuff, including WW2British helmets, Falklands battlefield pickup helmets and let me know what you think!
    [/COLOR][/CENTER]

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    I would say it was used by Israel in the '48 war the sand paint is very similar to others I have seen, it looks to have all the original parts of a '44 manufactured MkIII, is the liner dated. It's had a rough life but has lot of character, I think you have a nice helmet and they are not as common as you would expect.
    Steve.

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    I would say it was used by Israel in the '48 war the sand paint is very similar to others I have seen, it looks to have all the original parts of a '44 manufactured MkIII, is the liner dated. It's had a rough life but has lot of character, I think you have a nice helmet and they are not as common as you would expect.
    Steve.
    That could be it! Well done Steve.

    Regards,

    Andy
    Best Regards,


    Andy

    [COLOR=#ffa07a]
    [/COLOR][CENTER][COLOR=#ff0000][SIZE=3]URGENTLY LOOKING FOR: 1982 era Argentine military issue goggles. Fravida 109, and "Sanbuee" French lens type
    [/SIZE][/COLOR][/CENTER]
    [CENTER][COLOR=#ff8c00][SIZE=3]

    [/SIZE]Have a look at my 20+ (so far, work in progress) albums for lots of M1's, rare liners and other stuff, including WW2British helmets, Falklands battlefield pickup helmets and let me know what you think!
    [/COLOR][/CENTER]

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    The EB is the steel batch number, the III for Mk3. Like a lot of these helmets they saw a lot of service post war with the British army & others.

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    I found a picture of a motley looking crew from Israel's Givati Brigade in '48
    Steve.
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    many thanks andy, tinlid and tinhat and in answer to your question about the liner ive had a closer look no maker mark all i can see is 63/4 but as i was looking i noticed the same colour mustard paint on both ends of the liner edge so israel war of 48 you think ,brilliant thanks again jamesClick image for larger version. 

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    Nice pic Tinhat. Isn't that "Lofty" Sugden fourth from left?

    Regards,

    Andy
    Best Regards,


    Andy

    [COLOR=#ffa07a]
    [/COLOR][CENTER][COLOR=#ff0000][SIZE=3]URGENTLY LOOKING FOR: 1982 era Argentine military issue goggles. Fravida 109, and "Sanbuee" French lens type
    [/SIZE][/COLOR][/CENTER]
    [CENTER][COLOR=#ff8c00][SIZE=3]

    [/SIZE]Have a look at my 20+ (so far, work in progress) albums for lots of M1's, rare liners and other stuff, including WW2British helmets, Falklands battlefield pickup helmets and let me know what you think!
    [/COLOR][/CENTER]

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