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Northern Ireland British Mk IV helmet

Article about: Here I have a Mk IV helmet made in 1952 and converted for use as a riot helmet and probably used in Northern Ireland during the troubles. You can see on the pictures the date 1952 and Mk IV

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    Thank you Battle gear ,i recently managed to add an earlier example to the collection ,most likely late 1960's issue Click image for larger version. 

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    Great addition to add to your collection James! If only this helmet could talk, I think it has a high possibilty to have been used during the Northern Ireland troubles back in the early 1970's, it would make a nice display to recreate the soldier on the magazine cover from 1972.

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    The riot gun the soldier is holding is the US-made FED riot gun. My preferred weapon was the Webley riot gun, with the FED as a spare. I believe that the Webley was a variant of the line-thrower, although I could be wrong.
    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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