Nice catch Gary not seen anything like this myself but hey ho could have been made by any keen squaddie!!. Also I joined the Army in 87 & we were wearing Mk6's... Cheers Terry
Thanks Terry, I have no idea what so ever?
Could be a kid's project from back in the day,or a squaddie made piece I really do not know, but again for 50p and the fact it fit's a Mk5 it's all good buddy.
My mate was in the D&D like yourself I believe, and a couple of years before you joined, he informed me his JNCO used to whack him on head with said helmet on because he liked the ringing sound it made????? Weird but true.
Kind regards Gary
Probably about right Gary some fruitloops in the D & Ds lol... Good going for 50 pence you couldn't buy a can of pop for that price.. Cheers Terry.
Let me pose a question to you gents that served time in the British armed forces I have noticed just about every time an unissued piece of kit is shown that there is a great who-pa-pa that it could not have been used by a squady as it would be considered unacceptable is there no improvising aloud at any level even while serving in the field or are regulations that tight and strict,
I seem to remember seeing images of privately made British Desert DPM field coats and trousers allowed to be used during the first gulf war and Afghanistan at a squad level.
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 !!!!!
I think alot comes down to who you serve with, with guards units and line Regt i think having very strict dress regs for clothing worn about camp where units like the RE,REME,RLC have less strict dress regs ,The other thing with the British Army in the late 80s and early 90s was alot of the good items like Gortex and Bergens,Smocks etc werent issue items so had to be brought so you see alot of photos from that time of a real mix of clothing being worn ,its a bit different now days as most of these items are issue but you will still always get that guy who wants to spend all his money on the best kit on the market