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Thought I'd start with this one as it's dated 1938, & was the first year of production for the Mk2.

An army Mk2 with textured khaki green paint to the outside & smooth in, the Helmet, Steel, Covers, Camouflage has seen better days. It is hiding what is left of the flash, Red/?/Yellow.

The Mk1 liner is dated 1938 & made by VERO.

On the inside of the shell is an SS, this is to state that it has a stainless steel rim.

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A 1940 RO&Co made army Mk2.

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Another 1940, made by Steel Ceilings.

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This one has textured khaki green paint inside & out, this was done sometime in 1941.

So helmets dated that year(1941) you will find both with textured outside & smooth in, & textured inside & out.

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Royal Artillery.

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1940 dated, made by William Dobson & Sons.

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Another R.A., this time on a Malta stone wall camo.

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This one is also an R.A Mk2, but doesn't have the red/blue flash. Just the mans service number scratched onto the inside brim.

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3rd Middlesex home guard.

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Royal Electrical Mechanical Engineers (REME)

A very worn REME with it's flash to both sides, shell & liner are dated 1939.

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Standard army Mk2 for the year 1940, with textured khaki green to the outside & smooth in. 

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A 1939 dated army Mk2 produced by Clydesdale stamping Co Ltd.

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1939 dated with a flash to the side of, RAMC. Owner Driver CALDWELL.M.

It has had an nice textured repaint, & the net has left a ghosting where it has been on so long.

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An 1939 dated flashed to one side, this time the colours are in vertical order & not horizontal. Thought at first it might be REME, but not sure.

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The insignia on these helmets just makes them better I think, more personal.. Also as the insignia is hand painted, and not just came from the factory like this... 

 

This insignia looks like a countrys flag ?  pretty crazy..

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An R.E.M.E flashed Mk2 which has had a nice heavy textured repaint.Painting around the probably larger flash that was there before.

The inside brim has some interesting writing on it, was the owner Danish, looking at the spelling & name?

 

 

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Quite worn but very hard to find, a heavy textured repaint over which to one side is an inverted blue triangle, Irish Guards.

 

 

 

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