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Named Engineers MKII

Article about: Picked up yesterday from one of the dealers I know in the Cardiff area, though not the one from whom I have bought a few over the last few months. No sign of the makers mark on the shell but

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    Picked up yesterday from one of the dealers I know in the Cardiff area, though not the one from whom I have bought a few over the last few months.

    No sign of the makers mark on the shell but the MKI liner is by Vero and dated 1939. The sheel is a back overpaint over the original green with a large E for Engineer to the front beneath which is a small K. Under the brim it is named to G. Kipling which I assume accounts for the small K already mentioned.



    This helmet was formerly in the collection of one of our regular helmet spods.
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    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Very nice MK2, I had never seen one for engineer, very particularly also the bolt on the contrary to protect his head.

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    Nice buy Jerry,1st Engineer marked Lid for me also.well done...........

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    Super helmet Jerry, a very unusual variation. Leon.
    "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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    Very nice , but I would suggest it is "E" for "Electricity" - as in RP/E .

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    Quote by SMP View Post
    Very nice , but I would suggest it is "E" for "Electricity" - as in RP/E .
    I had the same thought when I bought it but from searching on another forum it was posted that E was for Engineer. The poster is a well known collector and showed another example, but was also the owner of this example in the past.

    I guess most of us here would accept that he knows what he is talking about, though I am sure he would agree that some of the home front helmet designations are not know for certain as to their exact meaning and in fact mentions it is only a guess that it is E for Engineer.

    Home Front: 1939 to 1945 Helmets - Page 9 - Non-Combat Items of the British Empire & Commonwealth - Historical War Militaria Forum

    Either way it is only the second helmet I have seen with just the E as its marking.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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