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Home Front: 1939 to 1945 Helmets

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Very nice in particular the heavy rescue, sounds cool, though I imagine it was a nasty job.

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This helmet once belonged to leading fireman Poole. His name and No 280233 are scratched on the underside of the brim. 23 is for Worcestershire.

helmet is marked EC Co Ltd

Liner is marked    6 3/4     JCS & W Ltd.

 

Graham.

Very nice Graham

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An Mk1 which was probably used by it's WW1 owner during WW2 in the Ministry of Health.

Two black diamonds for rank over MOH.

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Might as well add the First Aid nursing Yeomanry example I recently got.

 

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Jerry...this is a nice and RARE helmet....Mk1* with this decal...I've not seen one like this in quite a few years of looking....

 

well done

 

 

 

Great to see you posting Adrian, perhaps you would have some fine helmets to add to the forum for delectation and delight?

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'gotta figure out how to attach pics first....'been looking for a "paperclip"........

If you click on the more reply options at bottom right. that takes you to a another posting screen with a paper clip bottom left, click onn that and away you go.

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....someone was asking about "MU" (front only) earlier....."Mobile Unit". This one's a No2C (3 holes - both sides) and dated 1940 in the inner rear rim - there's also an "MS" stamped there but I can't make much else out. 'interesting inner rivet heads on the strap retention lugs........dull but not often seen.......

 

 

Adrian, you managed to post some pics then.  Nice lid.  Manchester United is it?

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....someone was asking about "MU" (front only) earlier....."Mobile Unit".

 

I was asking about the "MU" because of the picture I posted earlier of the two nurses and stretcher bearers as the scene of a bombed-out house.  Here are close up shots of the nurses helmets, but I believe their are actually 3 letters on the front - H M U???  "Hospital Medical Unit" or "Hospital Mobile Unit" perhaps? 

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This picture clearly shows the "M U", but either Medical Unit or Mobil Unit would still work I guess.

 

 

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By the way, I forgot to say, nice MU helmet and thanks for showing it to us.  I'm keeping my eyes open for one of those to put on my nurse mannequin.  :smile:

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...here's one for your mannequin.....'perhaps a bit too senior.....

 

This one appears to be all over the internet every time I surf...it's marked with a single "A" at the back but the other "A" has been removed (stripped) and the new wording added

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That's a nice helmet, but yes, probably too senior.

 

Both of the pictures I posted I found on the internet when surfing the web for period photos of nurses during the Blitz.

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Here are a couple recent additions of mine to add to the mix...

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Thanks guys.  Don't worry, even though it's on this side of the pond, I'll take care of it.  :thumbup:

 

I won't be buying too many more of the home front helmets as I am only trying to complete a few mannequins that I am working on.  My search continues for a nice Medical helmet for my Red Cross nurse, and a nice London area AFS or NFS helmet. 

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Thanks guys.  Don't worry, even though it's on this side of the pond, I'll take care of it.  :thumbup:

 

I won't be buying too many more of the home front helmets as I am only trying to complete a few mannequins that I am working on.  My search continues for a nice Medical helmet for my Red Cross nurse, and a nice London area AFS or NFS helmet. 

'saw a nice London NFS / AFS-re-issue (so you could see the AFS lettering under the NFS decal) at a fair today....£55.....

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