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Fixed bail M-1 helmet, looks to have a gray painted band ?

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    I came across a OD overpainted white shell, not too long ago and hoped to find something other than just white paint but that's all I found

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    The blue grey band denotes 'Beach Party'. These were navy guys (sometimes Army as on D-day) that organised movements, supplies and signals set ups on landing beaches in europe and especially the Pacific.

    Regards, Ned.
    '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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    wouldn't we all nick but never say never hey.p.s thanx for the tip on paint stripping,cheers dave.

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