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    this one I hope is a Aussie navy issued item ??? Pure assumption on my part because I once saw a photo on line of a Australian sailor on guard duty on ship wearing one similar . the helmet looks to have once been white in colour . it has 3 holes in the back I assume for some shade cloth . the top front is a little damaged and I can not make out it has ever had any patches or badges attached
    probably not even military issue but still a honey

    cannot read the top line but make out the letter -
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    G.P.LAMBELTON ?
    MELBOURN AUSTRALIA

    cheers Bruce
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    Hi Bruce,
    You could be right about it being Navy issue. However I have an identical Pith Helmet named to an RAAF pilot, that served in New Guinea.
    I have no idea what the 3 holes in the back would have been made for.
    Nice hat, thanks for posting.
    Michael

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    the 3 holes are for the string to attach the corks to.------------lol.

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    I like your thinking ! but the Aussies I have known would never stop at just three bottles ?? for three corks

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    Cheers .is the maker the same do you know ?

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    Nice Aussie made Wolseley sun helmet. Impossible to say which service it was issued to, but I am certain it would probably be military issue.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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