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Jerry B

NFS district 21 (Sketty) raw edge BMB 1941

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The other lid I got today, officers? raw edge BMB 1941 for district 21 which is Swansea in South Wales.  Liner is BMB 1940.

 

Not sure on the rank but officers I think, it appears to have had rank star at one stage which is no missing and two blue bands of differing thickness which hopefully someone will know what rank they are for.

 

I did not have a BMB raw edge in my collection or a Welsh NFS lid so two birds with one stone so to speak.

 

 

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a list of NFS, Fire Force Regional Numbers of WW2..

 

   England and Wales.

 

   1. Gosforth.

   2. Middlesborough.

   3. Rotherham.

   4. Leeds.

   5. Bradford.

   6. Hessle.

   7. Derby.

   8. Nottingham.

   9. Leicester.

 10. Louth.

 11. Southend.

 12. Stevenage.

 13. Hethersett.

 14. Durley.

 15. Taplow.

 16. Lyndhurst.

 17. Bristol.

 18. Exeter.

 19. Yelverton.

 20. LLanishen.

 21. Sketty.

 22. Colwyn Bay.

 23. Worcester.

 24. Birmingham.

 25. Stone.

 26. Liverpool.

 27. Cheadle.

 28. Bolton.

 29. Preston.

 30. Maidstone.

 31. Brighton.

 32. Woking.

 33. London ( Administrative ).

 34  London ( Ealing ).

 35. London ( Highgate ).

 36. London ( Ilford ).

 37. London ( Eltham ).

 38. London ( Wimbledon ).

 39. Swindon.

 40. Wolverhampton.

 41. Warrington.

 42. Stalybridge.

 43. Kendal.

 

 Scotland.

 1. Glasgow ( Western No1 ).

 2. Paisley.  ( Western No2 ).

 3. Edinburgh ( South Eastern )

 4. Dundee. ( Eastern ).

 5. Aberdeen. ( North Eastern ).

 6. Inverness. ( Northern ).

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Beautiful helmet Jerry, company officer I think. Being blue bands something different that I can't remember what, but Adrian will know.

 

 

Thanks Aaron, it was a good day for helmets.

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