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MKII NFS 1941 section 26

Article about: I picked this up yesterday on an early finish on a job in Cardiff, a pretty good NFS MKII with decals for sector 26, for Liverpool I think, period repainted in matt black. Liner is a Vero 19

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    Default MKII NFS 1941 section 26

    I picked this up yesterday on an early finish on a job in Cardiff, a pretty good NFS MKII with decals for sector 26, for Liverpool I think, period (?) repainted in matt black. Liner is a Vero 1941 but the shell markings are only partly visible and are not clear enough to be certain, but Rubbery Owen & co seems likely?
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    MKII NFS 1941 section 26   MKII NFS 1941 section 26  

    MKII NFS 1941 section 26   MKII NFS 1941 section 26  

    Last edited by Jerry B; 10-11-2014 at 03:10 PM.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Interesting they've painted it black, as khaki green was their colours.

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    Quote by tinlid View Post
    Interesting they've painted it black, as khaki green was their colours.
    As I mentioned it is over painted, but I have no idea why (or when for that matter), perhaps for post war use as I seem to remember seeing fire mans helmets in black, though when that was introduced, if it was, I do not know.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    I think from 1947 they went back to County fire brigades, with black paint & their county badge on the front.
    So at first glance you think that's what it might be, but I think they did away with the NFS decal.
    It's probably one of those unknown ones which we don't have the info for, & is all WW2 painted.
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    Another oddity then, overpainted black but with the decals still showing, amazing how much is not known even with items like this. I sure I have seen other examples with black paint and decals.

    Thanks as always for chipping in with your knowledge and opinions Aaron.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    A little on the odd side with the black repaint Jerry compared to the other examples I have seen but for me makes this particular Mk II a tad more interesting and one I would be happy to have in my own collection.

    Regards Mark
    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 !!!!!

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    It came from a dealer in Cardiff who I have been buying from for circa 20 years, an honest guy and he had bought a big collection of helmets recently, which included the MKIII I posted a few months back. He also had a nice home front MKII with smooth greenish paint that with hindsight I should have grabbed whilst I was there. He had an A marked ambulance, two police and a few others for sale and his own collection of HG and other home front helmets is the best I have ever seen and is on display in the shop. I must remember to take some pics of it next time I visit him.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Very nice I like it, didn't they place the number on the brim or is it done by the person who owns the helmet?

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    Quote by Steelhead10 View Post
    Very nice I like it, didn't they place the number on the brim or is it done by the person who owns the helmet?
    I saw one today on a blueygrey shell with no sign it ever had a district number on it, just the NFS decal, so who knows with these, not me.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Maybe un-numbered NFS helmets were for headquaters staff, & ones without the NFS decal were people who worked for the NFS but were not firemen?
    Or there was a shortage of the decals at that time when they were issued with their helmets.
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