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My Commonwealth Headgear Collections

Article about: Hi All, Finally, I get to share my Commonwealth headgear collections. I only post one photo for now, will add more soon. Cheers! Taka

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    Impressive looking helmets! I like the scrimmed nets.

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    Some fine headgear there!
    William

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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    British Motorcycle Dispatch Riders' Helmets Mk.II

    The green one was acquired in Japan, and the brown in Canada.

    The Brown one was my first ever Commonwealth headgear.

    Green is dated 1942. Size 7

    Brown is dated 1945. Size 7

    They were both manufactured by the same company BMB - Briggs Motor Bodies.

    The green helmet has a smooth texture, while the brown has a rough texture.


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    * Notice the stamping difference: Hard Pressed (1942) vs Colored Stamping (1945).

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    A nice couple of HSDR's

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    Great collection and great to see you posting detail pics of them, brilliant stuff Taka.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Thank you guys!

    Sorry it took a while for me to upload these photos.

    I tried to take some good shots with my Iphone as much as possible.

    Cheers!
    Taka

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    Nice collection of lids Taka and I am with Phil on this one your just teasing us
    Get-er-done I would like a closer look at your netted and scrimmed Mk II's

    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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    Hi Mark,

    It's 12:30 am here......yikes!
    I will be posting more tomorrow.

    Cheers!
    Taka

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    Ok I am going to hold you to it LOL .

    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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    Alright, I will stop the teasing, let's get started !!

    CDN Anti-Gas Helmet Cover w/ CDN Mk. I Shell

    I got these pair from Canada, and the shell was my first ever CDN Helmet.

    Shell Stampings: AG/C (Windsor ON and the Alumin Good Company) MK 1 1942 E13

    My favorite part is the C-Broad Arrow is still present.

    Anti-Gas Helmet Cover is two toned and applied with heavy coating.

    Male and female stud button for closing.

    It has a strong smell, but I'm ok with it.

    Date: 1942

    Manufactured by: Aristo Gali. Ont

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