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Article about: Good morning, Is there any knowledge in this forum about this blue triangle on a MkII helmet? At the rear there is a red cross. No idea if this is original or not. The helmet has been on the

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    Good morning,

    Is there any knowledge in this forum about this blue triangle on a MkII helmet? At the rear there is a red cross. No idea if this is original or not. The helmet has been on the proverbial attic (together with a FJ, not in my possession though) MkII with blue triangle flashMkII with blue triangle flashin The Netherlands. I know the family that has lived there since before the war.

    I did not have the opportunity to really check the helmet for a maker, nor the liner. It has a MkIII chinstrap clip.

    Cheers,
    Emile

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    I believe the blue triangle would represent the Irish Guards.

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    Hello Roger,

    Thanks for your answer to my question. Do you have some pics showing this triangle in use?

    Thanks,
    Emile

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    Unfortunately I do not have any pictures.
    The book "The British Soldier volume 1" by Jean Bouchery shows the upside down Triangle for the Irish Guards although it is in the wrong colour. I think it is to represent the pale blue plume on the Bearskin Hat traditionally worn by The Irish Guards,which seems to match the colour of the triangle on your helmet.
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    Thanks Roger!

    That seems to be the answer.

    Cheers,
    Emile

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    Just to follow up the theory Emile here are some Welsh Guard examples.
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