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British Motor Cyclist's helmets of WWII

Article about: Hi Guys, this is the second pattern helmet introduced for wear by "Don R's" or Motorcycle despatch riders. The first pattern helmet was not steel but was like civvy bike helmets of

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    Here is a nice article from " The Motor Cycle" April 11th 1940.
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    Interesting, thanks.

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    Always liked these helmets and the variations, here is an early 41 dated CCL made fibre helmet, with an original RA flash on the side,
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    Hard to find with an flash, well done.

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    a couple of shots of the date on the leather and the paper tag found around the inside of the liner with these,
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    Quote by RVLucy View Post
    It you check out unit War Establishments, you will see that the military used a lot of motor-cycles - although as the war progressed jeeps tended to displace them. In December 1942 First Canadian Army told the War Office that it required an allocation 10,000 HSDR and 20,000 HSRAC - that's for three Infantry and two Armoured Divisions plus the usual assemblage of Corps, Army and HQ troops.

    Here is an Empire Rubber Economy Pattern DR helmet, marked with a Arm of Service flash front and rear (normally painted on vehicle mud-guards), 62 of a green rectangle indicates the helmet's occupant served either with 2nd battalion of the Infantry Brigade in an Armoured Division, or the 3rd battalion in the second Brigade of an Infantry Division

    Roger
    Very nice Roger. I have one of these Empire helmets, I am surprise as it does not appear to be shown earlier in this thread.
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    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    a couple of shots from what looks like a mixed regiment/unit challenge? ,
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    A new one for me, CL and C made 1944 Canadian Dispatch rider helmet with BS made 44 dated linerClick image for larger version. 

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    JohnF,

    Beautiful helmet, thanks for sharing.

    Regards,

    -Jamie

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    John C.L./C. the Canadian Motorlamp Company was the only Canadian firm to produce the HSDR in Canada they came in two sizes large and small..
    BS Backstay Standards held the contract for building the liners ( Btw Nice Lid )...

    Regards Mark
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    Always on the look out for WW II Canadian Helmets and Cam nets to add to my collection.

    Found a Canadian Mk II Medics Helmet and yes I know they are about as rare as hens teeth !!!!!

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