And yet another 42 C.L./C. Jeez if I did not know better I would think this was the only year that Canada produced helmets during WW II .
Although I have a few 42's in my collection it was hard to say no to this one it is flashed to the Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical Mechanical Engineers.
It is well worn and has a nice rather salty look about it and has been brush over painted in olive green which I have seen on a few late war helmets now and not the post war OD green as seen on Canadian army refurbished helmets as per regulations of 1953 IMO but I will know for shur when I have it in hand.
I have always had a fascination with the (RCEME) as the duties they performed in the field are near an exact match to the the duties I perform in my regular job on a day to day basis the armies version of a jack of all trades
The Corps were officially formed on May 15, 1944, the membership was drawn from the ranks of engineering units of the Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps, Royal Canadian Army Service Corps, and the Royal Canadian Engineers they were reorganized into the Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME). This was done due to the growing complexity and power of guns, radios, radar, and vehicles, forming a separate engineering corps made the best use of technical skills in support of army equipment.
Regards Mark K