For some reason, the helmet Leon has shown, has an eagle that reminds me of the smaller Amazon shield "French" type Polish cap badge. circa 1940.
I wonder IF ???? the helmet might have it's origin's with the 3rd Carpathian Rifle Brigade after the French capitulation, when the Brigade "marched" over to the British ... (French equipment ditched .... British equipment donned, and using French issue cap badge, templated the new issue British helmet.)
It would be interesting to see the date on the liner .... to see if there is any correspondence with dates. ?
Just a thought ...
"Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut." Ernest Hemingway
Glad it arrived ok Mark,I know exactly what you mean about the pics never truely show just how good the Helmet really is,Im the same Bud........
Thanks for posting the helmet Leon it was pointed out to me by Jerry a couple of days ago but the price seemed rather high for the condition and these can be a nightmare to authenticate even to the seasoned collector and many demand an in hand examination especially when dealing with unknown and or hand painted variations of the eagle and my opinion on this example would solely be based on condition and the patina and would do so with a great amount of caution truth be told they scare the hell out of me.
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 !!!!!