As this is my first post on this forum a short intro. I am a collector of WW1 British Miltaria and medals. Prior to that I had an extensive WW2 German collection now all but sold as prices, fakes and some of the personalities involved in this field of collecting put me right off so re invested in WW1 items. I occasionaly buy interesting WW2 British items hence this helmet.
It is a WW2 MKI helmet with an Australian liner dated 1943. The helmet has about 90% of its sand dipped tan paint finish remaining. Most interestingly are three evenly placed holes on the front brim which I think may indicate that this helmet was originally used as part of the eyeshield visor trials of the late 1930s early 1940s. Brian Davis' excellent British Army Uniforms and Insignia of WW2 overs this on page 227 although pictures are inconclusive. Any opions or thought views most welcome. Merry Xmas.