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RAAF Flight Officers leather helmet

Article about: G'day all, We had a military fair here in Western Australia today and I picked up this great WW2 Australian leather flying helmet, it is named to flight Officer Raymond Drury, born in Taree

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    G'day all,
    We had a military fair here in Western Australia today and I picked up this great WW2 Australian leather flying helmet, it is named to flight Officer Raymond Drury, born in Taree N.S.W in 1919. I have sent away to the national archives for his service records so I'll post any interesting info when the records arrive. Hope you like it, I do!
    Cheers,
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    Love it mate!...
    It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.



    I'm Spartacus, not really i'm Paul!...

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    Thanks Paul!

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    Cool pick up and with the wartime makers code markings making it easy to date to WWII is a real bonus.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Being named makes it really special. I love anything which can be researched. A great buy.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    Thanks Jerry, I'm really pleased that it's got the blokes name and service number, I found him within a couple of minutes on the national archives. I'm really looking forward to seeing his service records to see what he did during the war. I know he was discharged in 1946.

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    Cheers Ade, I think it was a great pick up too!

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    Named is a real bonus and you in Australia are lucky that you can research his records so easily, much harder to do in the UK unless you are a relative.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    It is easy here, once somebody has researched the national archives for a serviceman the records are digitized and put on the national archives website for all to see. All ww1 records are online for all to see, I found my Great Grandfathers service records from WW1 within a few minutes and could read all 35 pages of them.

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    As Jerry says, you guys down under are very lucky.

    Great "B type" lid.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    Although not knowing a great deal about these helmets, it's great to see them shown here.
    Thanks.

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