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Unusual home guard logo on helmet

Article about: Firstly, this is my first post on the site and am so glad I have discovered it. My name is Neil and I deal in and collect all militaria of 20th Century. My question is regarding a brodie hel

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    Firstly, this is my first post on the site and am so glad I have discovered it.
    My name is Neil and I deal in and collect all militaria of 20th Century.
    My question is regarding a brodie helmet with a 'HG' logo stencilled on the front.
    The helmet is 1939 and doesnt have the 3 holes dictating a home front helmet.
    Has anyone come across this logo before or is it just made up?
    I cant find it on the net at all.

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    Neil.

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    Although first thoughts HG, home guard, probably not. A name of a company most likely, if you had some history to where it came from/who used it you might have a chance, but like most initials, they are lost to time.
    Nice helmet though Neil.

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    Tinlid,
    Thank you so much for replying so quickly.
    Your suggestion make perfect sense and it crossed my mind but I though home guard would be more likely.
    I will have a look at companies around the area its from (Cheshire) and maybe come up with something.
    Many thanks again, Neil.

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    I'd agree that it is more likely to be a factory or other company intials. A great lid but sadly not home guard IMO. The colour is wrong for Home Guard from those I have seen, most have army colours, textured khaki.
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    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Hi, welcome to the forum. A very nice MKII helmet that is in my opinion a factory issued piece as the chaps have said. Leon.
    "Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut." Ernest Hemingway

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    I must add that during 1940-41 there was a shortage of helmets, & the home guard had to make do with whatever they could get. I have a private purchase Mk2 that was used by the HG, & have seen a grey factory finish painted one with HG to the front & a fantastic net ghosting.So they are out there,but I think the stylized HG is for a factory/company.

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    A nice MKII and as already said most likely a factory/company.


    Matt

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