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MkII with Oilskin Gas Cape

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    Here is our recently purchased MKII with Oilskin Gas Cape.

    The temptation to take the Gas Cape of to see the helmet underneath is so tempting but its been on for so long it appears to be stuck and I don't want to damage it.
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    It will, be very stuck on there and trying to remove it will probably ruin it mate, best left as it is as you suggest.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    It will, be very stuck on there and trying to remove it will probably ruin it mate, best left as it is as you suggest.
    What we were thinking! It's a shame as there could be anything under it but would rather have a nice complete set rather than a damaged one because my curiosity got the better of me!

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    The curiosity would be gnawing at me as well but I would not tempt fate by trying to remove the cover would be a shame to damage it in the process as mentioned there could be anything under there perhaps a nice field warn camo, a flashed example to a rare battalion,Medic helmet, nice texture painted combat lid try putting it out of your mind though it is really not that important Jeez I guess I am really not helping am I .

    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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    A couple of weeks ago, I found a mint unissued camo Helmet cover, just soak in warm water to get it apart, but I also found something I had never seen before, a hood for the head made of the same Material and also Canadian, I will dig it out and get photo on the forum.

    Dean

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    Please do Dean I would like to see your new find .

    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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    Well, it kept James entertained for a bit, and he safely got the cover off. Turns out it is a plain black home front helmet. No exciting flashes or camo on this one sorry guys!! Still really happy with it all though.

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    Hi, I think these gas capes really add something to the Home Front helmets. Here is my Wardens helmet with the earlier "crownless" cap that has never been off this helmet since the war. Leon.Click image for larger version. 

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    "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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    Great example, cheers Leon

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    Here's a photo of the Canadian Anti Gas Hood that was previously mentioned, they are probably one of the most common and affordable items of wartime allied Anti Gas equipment, mine set me back less than 20.00.

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    Shown with MkIV Special T Mic Respirator

    Thanks,

    Danny

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