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MK IV turtle riot helmet

Article about: Just to share another helmet that has been on my Radar for a long while ,this example appears to be an earlier type looking at the two point elasticated chinstrap and lift the dot liner ,i b

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    Found this quite interesting website, all copyrighted pics, so I'll just put the link here:

    Northern Ireland - rorymerry

    Good photos of the turtle in action, and para helmets with a riot visors as well I think?
    "Per Ardua"

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    Cheer's Paul ,Great link

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    That lot brings back a few memories, although we had it rough in Andersonstown...
    Author of... 'Belfast Diaries: A Gunner In Northern Ireland'... 'A Tough Nut To Crack: Andersonstown.. Voices From 9 Battery Royal Artillery In Northern Ireland'... 'An Accrington Pal: The Diaries of Pte Jack Smallshaw, September 1914 To March 1919'.

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    Just a few updated pictures to add to the thread of the display which i recently set up Click image for larger version. 

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    Quote by paulp4180 View Post
    I never remember a 3 point chinstrap tbh
    Me neither. As Steve Steve said; MkV wobbly sponge liner with scary even more wobbly elastic chin strap.

    I never saw a three point strap in service but that may have been after my time. However, I think it might be one of those things that if it got as far as unit level issue it stayed in the Mob' stores most likely because it was too much of a faff to mod up the lids!

    Regards

    Mark
    "War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. A man who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing he cares more about than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature with no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself."

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    I don't think I've come across anyone who served who saw / wore the 3-pointer.......indeed, for a while I assumed they were a film prop or similar......

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