An interesting one this I think.Obtained by a RAN serviceman during his deployment to the Gulf region in 1991.
The shell appears to be a repainted British MKII Tank (Para,dispatch rider etc) helmet that was used by an Iraqi during the first Gulf War.
I first thought of the "Red Crescent" organisation but worked out the crescent was also present on some period M80 Iraqi combat lids.There apppears to be some form of worn unit insignia on the side and a stenciled M on the rear.
I am assuming the gents name is the text on the inner rear and maybe a prayer on the inner front.
Sadly there is no liner only the shell.
As Iraq was a British protectorate it's presence in this country is quite understandable but the shells history is a tad cloudy.
Any thoughts or comments on this shell would be greatly appreciated guy's ?
Have a good one and all the best.