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  1. It should be khaki green, but as these were refurbished at unit level, you get a lot of different shades.
  2. Classic Mk1*, Mk1 helmet, Mk1 lugs, Mk1 chin strap & liner. White M shows that the rim is magnetic. I would say that the paint is khaki green, and faded over the years.
  3. They are British, but there is this well known picture of a Canadian soldier with one on his Mk3 helmet. How he got it?
  4. Not sure if it's me, but could not get any pics up.
  5. Thanks for showing, some nice ones there.
  6. Can't say I've seen many FG helmet markings other than 1/2" bands, so interesting to see the wide 1 1/2 " band too.
  7. Yes, R, for rescue, being white for an rescue party foreman. The two small black horizontal bars are unusual, but there was a lot of different markings when it comes to home front helmets. They could have been just perculiar to that one area. Helmet is most likely dated 38/39.
  8. Well, that is unusual, M for factory name, rather than Messenger?
  9. If it's in the book, must be right. Nice one
  10. The Mk2 helmet was still being used by the British army up until the early 50's. 1950-53ish. Here's an 55 dated one, not seen any later, but there could be.
  11. Not seen a net like that before, what helmet is it on.
  12. Anyone who worked on the home front, after March 1939 as a general rule, HF helmets were painted black.
  13. An helmet that was mostly used on the home front, smooth khaki green paint, as apposed to textured khaki green for the military.