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What model helmets are these ?

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    I am after some information on these two helmets. I have had them for ages and just found them again in a box in the shed.
    Both have been signed by various high profile WW2 RAAF pilots on Anzac days many years ago. I had these photos in an old file.
    Both helmets are light weight and I would like to know possible production years and purpose. I can only assume they may have been a parade helmet.
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    Cant help I'm afraid, but they are really cool!
    "They couldn't hit an elephant at this dist...."
    - Major-General John Sedgwick, 9 may 1864.
    Killed by a sniper during the battle of Spotsylvania..

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    The liner is very reminiscent of an American made civil defence helmet that I have.

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    Sorry I can't help with the helmets - but the signatures are interesting, especially Squadron Leader Bob Cowper DFC who joined 456 Squadron RAAF just before D-Day, flying Mosquito XVIIs and XXXs out of Ford and Church Fenton on anti-V1 and Intruder operations. 456 were Australia's only nightfighter squadron. 77 Squadron flew Curtis Kittyhawks in the Darwin and New Guinea areas.

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    Just tracked down another signature - in the first pic is that of Squadron Leader David Leicester DFC* OAM who had a very active career as a Pathfinder with the famous 35 Squadron ( PFF ) operating Halifaxes and then Lancasters out of Graveley in Cambridgeshire.
    Last edited by Martin Bull; 04-24-2016 at 03:22 PM.

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    I think these helmets are US veterans parade helmets.

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    Quote by tinlid View Post
    I think these helmets are US veterans parade helmets.
    Worn by veterans as they parade down to the nearest VFW bar.

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    Thank you for the help, I was hoping they were Australian issue. So would they be 40s or 50s vintage?

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    Have checked out the links and they are very helpful, well done and thank you.

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