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Article about: An SFP marked Zuckerman (Supplementary fire parties) after August 1941 the Fire guard was introduced but as the liner is dated 1942 which is quite unusual the SFP must have carried on at som

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    An SFP marked Zuckerman (Supplementary fire parties) after August 1941 the Fire guard was introduced but as the liner is dated 1942 which is quite unusual the SFP must have carried on at some level.
    The picture shows a woman wearing an FG arm band but with an SFP helmet, behind her what looks like her daughter in nurses uniform plus maybe her husband who probably served in the 1st WW who is in RAF uniform. The corporal with a few years service is wearing what looks like a bush hat.
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    Another great lid Aaron.Well under-rated i think...
    Regarding the picture, the man on the left is wearing an unusual pattern BD blouse, it appears to me to have exposed buttons on the pockets but no pleats and covered buttons on the front?Might just be the focus though..prehaps a visiting Aussie?

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    Hi, he wears a US Made "War Aid" Battledress. Very distinctive blouse due to the fly front but exposed pocket buttons. They are the very best quality of BD. Most were issued in Italy and the Middle East. My Uncle wore one in Italy. I have one in my collection original badged to a member of the Parachute Regt.

    Super period photo and a nice lid too.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    Great photograph Aaron. I have one from the same maker Pressed Steel CO. of Cowley Oxford. Although all the helmets seem to be dated 1941 I have only come across two liners not of that date yours and one dated 1940.
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    I've seen a picture of a 1940 dated liner as well, they must have started making the liners just before they started pressing the helmets in 1941. I reckon production of the liners must have spilled over into 1942.

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