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RARE, Original, WW2, BEF British Infantry ‘Gas Company’ Steel 'Tommy' Combat Helmet With Chin Strap & Liner. Sn 12819 - 12819
In 1939-1940, 3 Companies of specially trained ‘Gas Troops’ were sent with the British Expeditionary Force in case Germany deployed poison gas against allied forces. This is an excellent 'Tommy' Combat helmet to a British BEF Gas Company. The helmet has its original dark olive paint and stencilled ‘GAS CO’ to the front. It has its complete oil cloth liner and sprung webbing chinstrap all of which are completely intact. The helmet is undamaged with no denting. There are no visible manufacturer or size markings on this helmet. It is approx. UK size 7. These Gas Company helmets are rare to find. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 12819
£275.00

WW1 French M15 Adrian Combat Helmet With 'RF' (République Française) Infantry Helmet Badge, Liner & Chin Strap. Sn 12631 - 12631
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 M 1926 helmet was made of a single piece of pressed steel without joining rim. This is an excellent original WW1 M15 French Adrian Combat Helmet complete with its original clean sweatband liner and chinstrap. The liner is faintly stamped with what appears to be ‘C1’. The helmet is fitted with an original Infantry 'RF' (République Française) helmet badge featuring an ignited grenade. The helmet has no dents and its original dark grey paint finish has just light scuffs consistent with age and service use. It is approx UK size 7. Price for this WW1 Adrian includes UK delivery. Sn 12631
£225.00

Spanish Model 1942 Steel Helmet. Sn 1094 - 1094
A mint condition Spanish 1942 pattern Steel Helmet of of identical design to the German WW2 helmet. It has its original green paint and gold badge to the front. Original 3 pad brown leather liner, chinstrap and buckle. Stamped 3140 on inside neck. Size 64. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 1094
£295.00

British Leather Merryweather Firemans Helmet. HE 33 - HE 33
A great condition black leather Merryweather style Fire Helmet with large brass front strip and brass edging to the peak. Also brass diamonds on the sides. Complete with original liner and chinstrap. Has the name Saniford written inside. This helmet has NEVER had a badge fitted, no holes etc. Price includes UK delivery. HE 33
£325.00

VERY RARE, WW1 British Tank Driver’s Steel & Leather ‘Splatter’ Face Mask With Chain Mail Veil & Brodie MK II Combat Helmet With Liner. HE 861 - HE 861
This is a very rare, original WW1 British Tank Driver’s Steel & Leather ‘Splatter’ Face Mask With Chain Mail Veil together with an original Brodie combat helmet. The steel mask with slotted eye guard protection and ridged nose guard is leather covered and has a padded chamois leather backing. It has its original cloth head ties and original chain mail veil to protect the driver’s mouth and chin. The steel, leather and material are intact with just the wear consistent with age and service use. The face mask is accompanied by an original British MK II Brodie steel combat helmet. These helmets would have been worn with the face mask as illustrated to give the driver good head and face protection. The helmet has the correct MK II reinforced rim stamped 'P/F53' & is complete with original oil cloth liner and padding. It is without chinstrap but its correct split pin mounted chin strap bales are present. The liner has its original but faint red 'Brodie' manufacturer's ink stamp. The helmet has its original rough textured olive finish & no dents. It has its correct small central copper rivet at the crown. Price includes UK delivery. As with all of our stock this piece is guaranteed 100% genuine and original. HE 861
£1,975.00

WW1 Era British West India Regiment Wolseley Pattern Overseas Service/ Tropical Pith Helmet Solar Topee With 9 Fold Pagri By Ellwood & Sons London With Regiment Badge. Sn 12147 - 12147
The regular West India Regiment long pre-dated the Great War. The creation of the British West Indies Regiment was formalised by Army Order number 4 of 1916. The Order stated that the Regiment would be recognised as a Corps for the purposes of the Army Act. Its 1st Battalion, based at Freetown, sent a detachment for service in German Cameroons. 2nd Battalion saw much service in the West and East African campaigns and then went to Palestine in September 1918. Other Battalions saw action in Flanders. The Wolseley pattern Pith helmet is a distinctive British design developed and popularised in the late-19th & early 20th Century. With its swept-back brim it provided greater protection from the sun than the old Foreign Service helmet and its use was soon widespread among British Civil and Military personnel serving overseas. This is an original WW1 Era Wolseley pattern pith helmet. It has its original 9 fold khaki head band 'Pagri' & vented top mount. The front of the helmet is mounted with its original silvered, gilt and enamel Regiment badge. The helmet is complete with leather sweatband and leather chinstrap. The green cotton brim lining has areas of wear. The rest of the helmet is clean and undamaged. The crown of the helmet has the correct brass vent and red leather label ‘Ellwood & Sons London’ in gold. The crown also has a contemporary handwritten pencil name ‘Liston’ most likely the name of the West Indian soldier who was issued with this helmet. It is approx. UK size 6. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 12147
£375.00

WW2 Era 1938 Dated Home Front, British Special Constabulary Police Sergeant’s 'Tommy' Helmet By HBH With Liner & Chinstrap. Sn 12095 - 12095
This is an excellent condition, complete, original, WW2, painted steel Police Special Constabulary Sgt’s 'Tommy' helmet. The helmet is painted Navy Blue and has its original white paint lettering 'POLICE', ‘SC’ (Special Constabulry) and Sgt’s Chevrons. The inner rim of the helmet is faintly stamped by the manufacturer ‘HBH’, ‘OII’ & dated '1938’. It has its original black oil cloth liner with adjustment cord and sprung webbing chinstrap all of which are completely intact. The helmet is undamaged with no denting and it retains most of its original paint. It is approx. UK size 7 ½. This is an excellent Helmet made prior to the outbreak of WW2 when the threat of Air raids was imminent. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 12095
£275.00

Early WW2 1939 Dated Home Front, Essex County Fire Brigade Tommy Helmet By EC Co With Liner & Chinstrap. Sn 11836 - 11836
This is an excellent original, WW2, painted steel Essex County Fire Brigade 'Tommy' helmet. The helmet is painted Maroon and has its original transfer Fire Brigade badge in gold and red. The inner rim of the helmet is stamped with 1939 date and by the manufacturer ‘EC Co’. It is also stamped with a number which appears to be ‘CC8335’. It has its original black oil cloth liner and sprung webbing chinstrap all of which are completely intact. The helmet is undamaged with no denting and it retains most of its original paint. It is approx. UK size 6 ½. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 11836
£175.00

Rare, WW1 German M16 Combat Helmet With Original Sectional Camouflage Paint & Padded Liner. Sn 11659. - 11659
WW1 M16 /17 German camouflage combat helmets had many paint design variants (see pages 46-95 of Helmets of the First War By Haselgrove & Radovic). This WW1 German M16 Combat helmet has its original Camouflage sectioned paint pattern in shades of greens and browns sectioned by broad black painted lines. It has no dents and all rivets are in place together with its right chin strap lugs. The helmet retains its original leather headband liner with cloth pads stuffed with horsehair (1 pad is absent). The inside rim of the helmet is stamped '266' (illustrated inset in image 2). It is approx UK size 7 ½ . Price for this rare quality helmet with original camouflage paint includes UK delivery. AS WITH ALL OF OUR STOCK THIS ITEM IS GUARANTEED 100% ORIGINAL. Sn 11659
£745.00

WW1 British Officer's Overseas Service Wolsley Pattern Tropical Pith Helmet To The Prince Albert's Somerset Light Infantry With Formation Patch. Sn 11496 - 11496
The Somerset Light Infantry (Prince Albert's) was an infantry regiment of the British Army, which served under various titles from 1685 to 1959. Its lineage is continued today by The Rifles. In 1912 the Regiment was named Prince Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry). The Regiment saw active service in the First World War, with Battalions involved on the Western Front, Mesopotamia (now Iraq) and Palestine. The Wolseley pattern Pith helmet is a distinctive British design developed and popularised in the late-19th/ early 20th century. With its swept-back brim it provided greater protection from the sun than the old Foreign Service helmet and its use was soon widespread among British Civil and Military personnel serving overseas. This is an excellent original WW1 British Officer's Wolsley Pattern Tropical Pith Helmet To The Prince Albert's Somerset Light Infantry. Its khaki canvas cover is undamaged. It has its original broad pleated 9 fold pagri head band & vented top mount. The body of the helmet and its leather brim trim is clean and undamaged & all other material and stitching including the liner and sweatband are excellent and clean. The right side of the helmet has its original Black & Yellow cloth military formation patch embroidered with Regiment Badge. It is complete with leather sweatband and cloth liner which are all complete. It has brass chin strap hooks. The liner is crisply ink stamped by the manufacturer ‘Hawkes & Co Ltd’ with size 6 7/8’ (illustrated). It also has an original red and white paper label with cleaning instructions. Initials ‘JAH’ have been contemporarily hand written in ink on the liner in small letters Price includes UK delivery. Sn 11496
£645.00
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