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W (FG) for Warden fire guard, on a dull white painted MKII, makers detail on the shell is under paint and the liner is Compton Sons & Webb 1939.

 

 

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Nice helmet and quite uncommon....I'm pretty sure it's not an "official" designation......but who knows?!!!..thanks for sharing

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Ade,

 

There are a couple of W/FG's rather than W(FG) on war relics, though with the slightly different naming and all on grey green rather than white.

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The W/FG ones, white on Grey with wide stripe, are nice but as you say this ones different. I have seen a grey one with a thin white stripe and "DSFG" in white (Deputy Senior Fire Guard presumably). I only wish we knew for sure what this one is.....like you, I'm guessing it's a Post Warden doubling as a FG?

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Here's another....Company Officer. Too much paint to read any stamps inside, MkI '39 dated BMB liner. A lot of the colour has weakened but there's enough to make everything out - not overly common - Peter Young has a nice one on his site.

 

'interesting that it looks so glossy.....it's actually very Matt....'must've had the camera set to Hi-Gloss !

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1939 dated wardens helmet No12 W 4A to the front, & just the W to the rear.

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1939 dated wardens helmet No12 W 4A to the front, & just the W to the rear.

 

 

Another real stunner.

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Thanks Jerry, here's another I hope you will like, Messenger.

 

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SNAP!! .....from the looks of the numbering this must've been one hell of a team of Messengers.......

 

Nice addition Mr Lid   ;-)

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Sorry about the poor pic, but my friend has this MESSENGER but will not sell it to me.

 

 

 

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here's another...as usual, 'paint's too thick to make out any of the stampings...but you don't often see senior Messenger ones.....

 

 

 

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Robbing my patch?

Lol

Marauding into Wales & raping & pillaging the antique shops.

 

Ade, another really rare one.

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An civilian protective helmet, dated February 1941 & made by pressed steel Co.

Unknown to me,a badge to the front NEM, it also has these initials stamped into the shell.

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Many years ago I used to have this Mk2, probably the same company?

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..here's an interesting one. I presume the intention was to apply a chevron transfer between the "S" and the "C" (Special Constabulary) but it doesn't look like there was ever one there - I'd've expected to see some residue from the transfer if one had been applied once. I attach a pic of another one which had the stripes applied which probably explains the gap. Or perhaps he was just from the "Special.......................................Constabulary".....:-)

 

BMB shell and liner.

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I don't know...I certainly can't see any trace of a transfer....not even an outline / shadow. The 2 bands were there for the rank...so perhaps they felt rank duplication wasn't necessary....'odd though innit....I liked it anyway

 

 

......perhaps like many of us discovered, the transfer folded on itself as it came out of the water before we applied it to the wing....errr....helmet and the whole Airfix Spitfire....errr.....helmet....was ruined and Dad laughed.........errrr......

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