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  1. The liner might be Israeli, helmet probably WW2 British but used by Israel post war.
  2. If it wouldn't have had the all singing all dancing diamonds, I might have thought it was one of those Irish CS marked helmets. But yours is lovely.
  3. Read up on helmets here, and other forums before buying. Or, post up pictures of helmets you see, so others can advise if good or not.
  4. It all points to being an Australian helmet, lugs, cruciform pad, the make up of the liner, raw edge, the only thing that is different is the way the lugs are fitted to the shell. They should be rivets and not nut and bolt, or all the ones I've seen. Being magnetic could be that it has been contaminated over the years, or like British inferior helmets, they were used on the home front only.
  5. From those not so good pictures, I'd go for an Australian WW2 army Mk2. There should be on the inside of the liner some date/maker name.
  6. Not my area, but I'd go with it being an US M1917 or M1917A1, used post war by one of the European Countries like Holland or Belgium.
  7. A nicely used army Mk2, textured outside, smooth in 1938-41, 41 onwards textured inside as well.
  8. Lovely, and rare, you certainly have been busy recently.
  9. Looks like a rank marking for the NFS,company officer.
  10. An Mk1 HSRAC with an flash to the side of the Royal signals. Liner is dated 1943.
  11. two black bands, two black bands. Nice as always from you, thanks.
  12. Thanks for the comments.
  13. Royal Northumberland Fusiliers with the distinctive red bands. In 1939 there were 9 battalions of Fusiliers, 1,2,7 &9 machine gun, 4 &8 motorcycle, 5 searchlight.
  14. Glad it has got to see the light of day, looks really good with the three different helmet/hat types.
  15. I voted US, for the reason that the uniform was practical and stylish for the time. Then when they realized abroad it didn't stand up, they had the money and manufacturing to change it.The equipment was sturdy and enormously practical. But as a collector today I find it really boring compared to other Countries uniforms.