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    Hello everybody I am new to this forum can anybody tell me if the British used the South African mk11 helmet in North Africa, I have been told that the free French used them, but I am sure I have seen somewhere that some British units had them but I can't confirm it.
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    Hi, I've seen quite a few South African helmets with British liners, so they might have. But I can't prove it.
    Aaron.

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    I know The Netherlands used these MkII SA helmets on a small scale. I have no doubt these came out of British surplus after WW2. Over here (NL) in the eighties I once bougth a mint SA MkII in desert camo with the original liner. The seller had several.

    I reckon the SA supplied the UK forces in North Africa and surplus was shipped to Britain, to be disposed of later.
    Cheers,
    Emile
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    Thanks Aaron and Emile the liner in this one is British made by FFL dated 1943. I think all the evidence seems to support the idea that they were used by the British but it would be nice to find some actual reference material.

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