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Article about: A khaki green factory finish painted Mk2 with an A to the front for Ambulance. Very hard to still find in it's original colour as the majority of home front/ARP helmets were painted black so

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    A khaki green factory finish painted Mk2 with an A to the front for Ambulance.
    Very hard to still find in it's original colour as the majority of home front/ARP helmets were painted black sometime in 1939.
    Scratched on the side is Derek 1940 RIP,which seems to have been on there a long time.
    The shell is dated 1939 & made by BMB, liner 1938 & was made by VERO.
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    Mk2 Ambulance   Mk2 Ambulance  

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    Very nice Aaron and good to see it still with its shiny paint. Is this form of A typical for ambulance use, as I have one with an A, but it is a lot smaller and also has numbers in combination with it?


    I have one in this colour, another early example with a 39 bmb shell and a 38 Vero liner and also has something scratched on it.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Very nice helmet Aaron, nice to see an early tan one. I guess that the owner was "Derek" and as he unfortunately lost his life, the helmet was never "upgraded" with a later black over paint. Leon.
    "Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut." Ernest Hemingway

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    As with all ARP & home front helmets the markings are all different, styles, fonts, & size. Although they were supposed to have been the same. You have official, semi official, & non official markings.

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    Here's another still in it's original khaki green paint, an RP/E, Repair Party Electrical or Electricity.
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    That is a great looking helmet too! Leon.
    "Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut." Ernest Hemingway

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