Just before i knew the news of my father passing 2 months ago, i got message from my friend. He got this Mk I despatch rider. After i ordered that helmet, finally i got this helmet yesterday.
The condition of the helmet is not perfect anymore. The stitches on some area of the liner already off. And the chinstrap already gone also the liner string too.
But interestingly, there's no british stamp on the liner. Instead this stamp found inside the liner flap.
As you can see there's 2 stamp. One is "1", i guess it's size stamp? And the other is "Han (?) Leatherware Factory Hong Kong".
So what do you think gents? Is this despatch rider helmet was british made? Or this helmet was reliner later? Or this helmet was made in hong kong??
Also is this helmet wartime or post war made?