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Original, British WW2 1942 National Fire Service (N.F.S) Motorcycle Dispatch Rider’s Helmet By J.H. Ltd With Liner & Leather Chin Strap. Sn 15014 - 15014
The Auxiliary Fire Service (AFS) formed in January 1938 and fire stations were set up in buildings such as schools, garages and factories. A recruitment drive was launched with as many as 28,000 fire fighters required to support London Fire Brigade's 2,500 officers and fire fighters. To provide a unified service throughout the country, the National Fire Service (NFS) took control on 18 August 1941 when all AFS were merged with local brigades to form a national service. By 1943 over 70,000 women had enrolled in the NFS in the United Kingdom. This is an original WW2 1942 dated British NFS motorcycle dispatch rider’s helmet. This 4 panel crown leather helmet is complete with original 8 tongue leather liner and integral vented ear and rear neck protector flaps which has a leather fastening strap with buckle. The liner is impressed with 1942 date and by the manufacturer ‘J.H Ltd’. The brown leather helmet has its original red paint band and original NFS badge which has surface wear to be expected. The helmet is approx. UK size 7. The price for this WW2 dated NFS dispatch rider’s helmet includes UK delivery. Sn 15014
£245.00

SOLD SOLD (19/03) WW1 French M15 Adrian Combat Helmet With 'RF' (République Française) Infantry Helmet Badge & Liner. HE 871 - HE 871
The M15 Adrian helmet (French: Casque Adrian) was a combat helmet issued to the French Army during World War 1. It was the first standard helmet of the French Army and was designed when millions of French troops were engaged in trench warfare The later M1926 helmet was made of a single piece of pressed steel without joining rim and top combe. This is a very good original WW1 M15 French Adrian Combat Helmet complete with its original liner and chinstrap bales. The chin strap is absent apart from a small remnant attached to one bale. The helmet is fitted with an original Infantry 'RF' (République Française) helmet badge featuring an ignited grenade. The helmet has just one dent towards the rear of one side of the helmet which can be seen in the images. It is approx UK size 7. The price for this WW1 Adrian includes UK delivery. HE 871
£0.00

SOLD SOLD (LAY-AWAY 16/04) Boer War Era, Victorian Overseas Service Pattern, British Officers Buff Cloth Helmet Of The Northumberland Fusiliers ‘The Iron Regiment’ By Pearse & Co London To ‘Captain Robert Cecil Hedley 1st Vol N/Fus Sn 15047 - 15047
The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers was an Infantry Regiment of the British Army. Originally raised in 1674 as the 5th Regiment of Foot. On 1 July 1881 as part of the Childer's reforms the Northumberland Fusiliers was formed as the County Regiment of Northumberland. The Regiment saw action throughout the Second Boer War, WW1 & WW2 gaining the nickname ‘The Iron Regiment’. Robert Cecil Hedley 1861-1937 was a trained Chemist living in Corbridge with his family.and served as a Captain in the 1st Volunteer Northumberland Fusiliers during the Boer wars. In WW1 he served as Hon. Major with the 4th Battalion N/Fus. His son Percy served as a Lt Colonel with the Gurkhas during WW2, receiving the DSO with 2 bars, CB and CBE retiring as an Hon General in 1952. This is Captain Robert Cecil Hedley’s Boer War Overseas Service Pattern, buff cloth helmet which has remained undisturbed in its original transit tin for many years and recently acquired direct from the family who have provided a brief hand written family history note re the Officer and his service (the original note illustrated in the images accompanies the helmet). The fact that the helmet has been kept within its tin has no doubt resulted in the near mint condition of the helmet. The helmet has a metal cross piece, spike and rose bosses supporting a velvet backed chin chain. The front of the helmet bears the original Victorian Queen’s Crown Northumberland Fusiliers plate. The helmet is complete with leather and cloth sweatband. The crown of the helmet has its original mint condition, colourful manufacturers label ‘Pearse & Co London’ (illustrated). The helmet is approx. UK size 7. All material and stitching is superb, clean and intact. It is contained in its original tin transit case with hinged lid & carry handle. The lid has a brass plate crisply embossed with ‘Pearse & Co’ company name and address (illustrated). The front of the Tin has the Officers name and Northumberland Fusiliers designation period hand painted in Gold. The gold paint has areas of wear consistent with age and use. The tin has some of its original Japanned finish. Inside the tin is a an original cardboard transit label printed with Northumberland Fusiliers Ramsey camp address on one side and Corbridge on the reverse together with date ‘1-7-05’ (1st July 1905). The price for this fine helmet with Tin to a named career Soldier & Volunteer Battalion Officer includes UK delivery. Sn 15047.
£0.00

Original WW2 British Overseas Service Tropical Solar Topee Helmet . HE 870 - HE 870
This is an original WW2 British Overseas Service Tropical Solar Topee Helmet. The helmet retains its original leather head band, chin strap & vented top mount. It is also complete with leather sweatband which is marked O over W ARROW D over 290 inside the headband. The headband is also embossed VEROS DETACHABLE& SELF CONFORIMING HEAD BAND. ROYAL LETTERS PATENT. NO. 228467. Price includes UK delivery. HE 870
£245.00

SUPERB, ORIGINAL, SINGLE KRIEGSMARINE DECAL, WW2 Nazi German Combat Helmet With Liner & Chinstrap. Sn 9747 - 9747
An excellent WW2 Nazi German single decal Kriegsmarine helmet. The helmet retains its original dark grey/ green paint. It has no dents and all rivets and steel chin strap loops are correctly in place. The inner rim of the helmet is stamped with numbers which appear to be '962' and has contemporary white paint hand written letters & numbers ‘Engeler S80/41’. The left side of the helmet features its original Kriegsmarine ‘Golden Eagle With Swastika’ on a black shield background decal. The decal has some wear consistent with service use but is well defined with vivid colouring. The helmet is complete with original leather liner with leather headband. The liner is stamped with an ink roundel containing number ‘57’. It has its original leather chinstrap with buckle. The helmet has the correct chin strap bales. All leather and stitching are intact. The helmet is approx size 6 1/2. The price for this superb Kriegsmarine combat helmet includes UK delivery. Sn 9747
£945.00

ORIGINAL, WW2 Japanese Infantry Steel Combat Helmet With ‘Star’ Badge, Padded Liner & Cloth Tape Chinstrap With Ink Japanese Script Characters . Sn 14894:11 - 14894:11
This is an original WW2 Japanese Infantry Combat Helmet complete with its original padded leather liner & original cloth tape chin strap (see page 110 item 314 of Imperial Japanese Army & Navy Uniforms & Equipment By Nakata & Nelson). The steel helmet has its brown paint finish and no dents. The front of the helmet has the original metal ‘star’ badge. The padded liner is clean and undamaged. The inside rim of the helmet has an original white paint Japanese script symbol / character and ‘s’ within diamond cartouche stamp and the chin strap has red ink Japanese script ink characters (illustrated). The top of the helmet has the correct small ventilation holes. The helmet is approx. UK size 7 1/2. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 14894:11
£495.00

ORIGINAL, WW2 Japanese Infantry Tropical Canvas Combat Helmet With ‘Star’ Badge, Ink Stamps & Chinstrap. Sn 14894:7 - 14894:7
This is an original WW2 Japanese Tropical Combat Helmet complete with its original chin strap (see page 110 item 309 of Imperial Japanese Army & Navy Uniforms & Equipment By Nakata & Nelson). The padded 6 panel canvas helmet has small areas of staining consistent with storage but all material and stitching are intact. The front of the helmet has the original cloth yellow ‘star’ badge which has service wear. The leather liner is clean and undamaged but without its padding. The tape sweatband with loops and chin strap with buckle are clean and intact. The crown has 2 nice clear labels with black & red ink Japanese script characters (illustrated). The inside rim of the helmet has an indistinct contemporary paint mark (illustrated). The helmet is approx. UK size 8. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14894:7
£475.00

ORIGINAL, WW2 Japanese Infantry Steel Combat Helmet With ‘Star’ Badge, Liner With Ink Stamps & Cloth Tape Chinstrap. Sn 14894:6 - 14894:6
This is an original WW2 Japanese Infantry Combat Helmet complete with its original leather liner, original & cloth tape chin strap (see page 110 item 314 of Imperial Japanese Army & Navy Uniforms & Equipment By Nakata & Nelson). The steel helmet has its brown paint finish and no dents. The surface has light areas of stable surface rust. The front of the helmet has the original metal ‘star’ badge. The leather liner is clean and undamaged but without its padding. The liner has black ink stamps with Japanese script characters (illustrated). The inside rim of the helmet has an original stamped Japanese script symbol / character (illustrated). The top of the helmet has the correct small ventilation holes. The helmet is approx. UK size 6 1/2. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 14894:6
£375.00

Victorian Albert Pattern Staffordshire Queen’s Own Royal Yeomanry Other Ranks Helmet With Chin Strap, Liner & Plume. Sn 14801 - 14801
This is a scarce example of the Albert pattern helmet adopted by the regiment in 1850. It has a blackened steel crown with large brass helmet plate and edges with traces of silvering. The replacement rose bosses support a silvered link chin chain with leather backing. The plume holder which is incomplete supports a black horse hair plume. The interior has the original leather lining. It is approx. UK size 7. This is a scarce helmet worthy of minor restoration. Sn 14801
£745.00

Original, WW2 1944 'D-Day' British 3rd Pattern Camouflaged Paratroopers Jump Helmet By BMB With Camo Netting, Liner & Chin Strap. Sn 14849 - 14849
This is an excellent original WW2 1944 dated 3rd Pattern British Paratroopers Jump Helmet (See page 93 of For King & Country By Glenn). 3rd pattern Jump Helmets were manufactured from 1943 and featured a manganese steel shell with webbing liner & leather chin cup. They 1st saw action on June 6th 1944 for the Normandy Invasion. This helmet has no denting and is complete with correct liner & chinstrap. It has its original green camo paint. The leather sweatband is date stamped '1944' together with manufacturer's mark 'BMB' and size '6 3/4'. The helmet is also fitted with its original Camo netting which is worn in places consistent with age and service use. The price for this Airborne jump helmet includes UK delivery. Sn 14849
£1,295.00
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