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Cromwell Dispatch Riders Helmet

Article about: I occasionally see pre-war cork pudding basin helmets (the tall ones) with the commercial 'Protective Cromwell Head wear ' label inside being sold as Dispatch Riders Helmet. We're these ever

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    I occasionally see pre-war cork pudding basin helmets (the tall ones) with the commercial 'Protective Cromwell Head wear ' label inside being sold as Dispatch Riders Helmet. We're these ever officially used by the WD or are the examples just green painted civilian helmets?

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    Yes they were used from 1939 until the introduction of the HSDR in 1942. If I remember correct they were only issued for use in Britain (MkII being issued for combat). I know that Canadian made cork helmets were used in Canada only and not shipped with troops to Britain.

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    Thanks, I just took the plunge and got one.

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    Quote by Rabaul View Post
    Thanks, I just took the plunge and got one.
    Let's see some pictures.
    John

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    Give me a month or so and I will. Will be travelling when it arrives.

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