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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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    Here you go, Mark!

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    IMO Taka it is olive green instead of lime which fits right in with the two field painted colors that were adopted by the Canadian army durring the second world war.

    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,

    Thank you for the correction on the color and confirming a WWII example.

    Cheers!
    Taka

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    No worries Taka a bloody nice helmet indeed as to war time the only two colors we adopted post war were a gloss and semi gloss OD green in around late 52 to early 53 and then again in the early 60's you will find some were repainted again and there is some speculation on a factory painted Tella green variation as well that was issued during the Korean war this however is unsubstantiated by period evidence as far as I know here are a couple of images below for you to mull over .

    Regards Mark
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    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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    That's a pretty interesting green, first for me.

    Thank you for posting them, Mark.

    Cheers!
    Taka

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    CDN Mk. II "Camo ?"

    Another Mk. II that I got recently.

    I'm not sure if this one has an original camo on. It has green, and light brown to it.

    This helmet was painted twice with small sands on the rim.

    It is a G.S.W., dated 1941. With AB lot stamped.

    Liner is a size 7 1/4, dated 1941.

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    Cheers!
    Taka

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    Hi Taka the 41 G.S.W. is a fairly hard helmet to come by I do like the sand textured paint but I am not a big fan of green overcoat IMO looks to have been put on with a paint roller going by the texturing .

    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,

    Looks like the green paint had some thinner applied, "wrinkled".

    Also the light brown was applied on top of the green, so I've no idea.

    Thank you,
    Taka

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    Here is the photo that I just found with part original paint ??

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    Regards,
    Taka

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    Hi Taka I will have another look when I get home from work on my laptop hard to make out the details on my phone I am rather curious to why they would add thinner to the paint unless the hole helmet has been wiped down in thinner.
    Ps. Were are you in Alberta right now.

    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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