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    Ive just bought(another!)a fairly clean mk2 lid and i was wondering what the markings stamped on it meant?There is ROCo.(Rubery owen co.)then G.D. then II over 1940.
    Its the G.D. stamp thats puzzling me...

    Oh, and im reeling a bit, visited my local shop that has militaria from time to time to be told 'oh, you should have came in last week, just sold a load of tommy helmets that had decals on them'

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    Just now looked at my other RoCo lid and that one has KH stamped.Is this particular to this maker?

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    Hi,
    It will be the steel batch number, most of the helmet manufactures used them.
    Sometimes they are hidden under the chin strap lugs.
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