One I have never seen nor heard of before. Nice!
My greatest fear is that one day I will die and my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them
"Don't tell me these are investments if you never intend to sell anything" (Quote: Wife)
Fascinating helmet! Interesting that they never saw combat.
The helmet is basically a despatch riders helmet, that I think was only used for training with the parachute regiment.
"British pattern paratrooper's helmet as adopted and used by 1 Australian Paratroop Battalion in their airbourne assault on the Markham Valley, New Guinea in September 1943." https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/REL/17161/
Edit, i should point out, that the men who jumped at Markham Valley were actually Australian artillery men supporting U.S paratroopers..(The AWM may be wrong)
A pity they didn't see action with those helmets - the sight of these 'scrotumheads' descending would have been a terrifying sight!!!
" When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "
Did you check out the five John Dorrington's on the WWII Nominal Roll (AWM site)?
Not yet mate, ive been working since ive got it..hopefully good news.
Just checked and logically it could only be one of two, trouble is it only gives you the Posting at Discharge