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ww2 Glider pilot training Helmet!!!!!!

Article about: This isn't really my thing but was curious as there are 2 available on ebay by differant sellers,are these the real deal and are these rare birds as I've hardly seen any in the past forsale,

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    This isn't really my thing but was curious as there are 2 available on ebay by differant sellers,are these the real deal and are these rare birds as I've hardly seen any in the past forsale,thanks in advance...........
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    I wondered where my old posing pouch had gone......
    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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    Quote by big ned View Post
    I wondered where my old posing pouch had gone......
    Panic over Ned found yours stuffed down the back of the sofa.....
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    Hi Jake, It is an despatch riders helmet for the NFS, mostly used by women.
    Like most helmet, crash, despatch riders they were used by the glider pilots while training.
    But unless they have been altered in some way or are stamped with an A.M or other, then just a HCDR.
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    Quote by tinlid View Post
    they were used by the glider pilots while training.
    Aaron do you have a picture of one being worn by GP's?

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    No, sorry, just the helmet, crash,despatch riders.
    I have both the leather & rag pulp type DR helmet, the HCDR has an AM stamp inside & contract No. But is it an training glider pilots helmet or an RAF contract for their despatch riders?
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    Nice helmet Aaron, here's my pulp helmet for comparison.
    I have no further reference sources for RAf contract numbers I'm afraid.
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    Quote by ruddersrangers44 View Post
    Panic over Ned found yours stuffed down the back of the sofa.....
    Jake I do not want to even know how Ned's posing pouch got down the back of your sofa.

    Regards Mark
    Always on the look out for WW II Canadian Helmets and Cam nets to add to my collection.

    Found a Canadian Mk II Medics Helmet and yes I know they are about as rare as hens teeth !!!!!

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    Any chance Aaron of seeing a leather type next to the rag pulp?and were this used for definate training glider pilots?

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    Here you go Jake.
    The rag pulp was used by training glider pilots as seen in original photo's. Haven't seen a WW2 picture of the leather one being used by training GP yet.
    But both & others were only a stop gap, I guess they used the proper GP helmet when they became available.
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