Hello gents, I have just bought this fine and rare group of items that belonged to a member of the Friends Ambulance Unit during WW2. This was an organization with a complement of men and women who were mainly from a Quaker background which meant they were not prepared to fight, but were prepared to help the wounded and displaced. The group belonged to Colin Giffard and includes his private purchase MKII helmet which has the Unit emblem painted to the front along with the Red Cross to either side. This grouping was not cheap by any stretch of the imagination but it is a genuine period Medic/Field Ambulance helmet and as such a scarce piece( if this were German it would have cost 4 times the price I paid for the helmet alone!!). Having done a little research I have located Colin Giffard stationed as the area co-ordinator in charge of the health and welfare of refuges in Agrigento, Sicily during 1943. There is also his cap with the F.A.U badge to the front plus his blankets, Red Cross armband, mess cups, housewife kit and journals. I very much doubt I will ever see another one of these so I "took the plunge" and didn't tell the wife! I hope you like it as much as I do, Leon.