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Red Cross Mk II: Army, RAF, RN or ARP/CD ?

Article about: Here comes a recently purchased MK II Helmet dated 1942, South African Jaeger Rand liner produced in 1940, sporting a red cross on a white square. The paint colour is of a slightly bluish/gr

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    Here comes a recently purchased MK II Helmet dated 1942, South African Jaeger Rand liner produced in 1940, sporting a red cross on a white square. The paint colour is of a slightly bluish/greenish hue, not the usually Army khaki green. I was just wondering whether this helmet could be issued to the Army, RAF, RN or some organizations as ARP or CD? Any clues? Thank you in advance for your knowledge!
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    Any chance of a picture of the whole of the inside so we can see the type of chin strap lugs. I see the shell is dated 42, I can make out a D above the date can you tell me what the other letters are.
    Thanks.

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    "W", I suppose, "WD" - Wiliam Dobson & Son. Or "War Department", but I don't think so.
    Piotrek

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    I thought it was WD for William Dobson but they only produced them from 38-40, but this list is old & might not be correct.

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    Oh, indeed! You're totally right, Aaron.
    Piotrek

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