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**Un-Issued Condition**1980’s –Mid 2000’s US Army & United Nations (UN) Peacekeeping Forces Personnel Armor System for Ground Troops (PASGT) Kevlar Combat Helmet By Devils Lake Sioux Mfg (USA) With Camouflage Cover & UN Issue Baseball Type Blue Cap. HE 3 - HE 337
The Personnel Armor System for Ground Troops (PASGT) is a combat helmet used by the United States military from the early 1980s until the mid-2000s, This is an original US Army / UN peacekeeping set found together both in clean un-issued condition. The PASGT Kevlar Combat Helmet with liner & chin strap has no damage. The helmet comes with its original removable cloth camo cover. The inside of the helmet has stores codes and manufacturer detail (all illustrated). The helmet is approx. UK size 8. The UN issue cloth cap is mounted with embroidered UN badge. The blue cloth cap has no damage or mothing. It is one size fits all with adjustable plastic band to the rear. The price includes UK delivery. HE 337
£245.00

**SOLD**25/1** British 'D' Day Assault MK III Pattern Steel ‘Turtle’ Combat Helmet Complete With Liner & Camouflage Hessian & Net Cover HE 336 - HE 336
The Mk III Helmet was a steel military combat helmet developed for the British Army in 1941. First worn in combat by British and Canadian troops on D-Day, the Mk III was used alongside the Brodie helmet for the remainder of the Second World War. It is sometimes referred to as the "turtle" helmet by collectors, because of its vague resemblance to a turtle shell (a contemporary image showing a WW2 allied machine gun crew wearing these type of helmets is illustrated in image 1). The Mark III helmet was designed to provide better protection for the side of the head than its predecessor. It was a deeper helmet with a smaller brim and provided more protection than the Mark II, particularly at the sides. The Mark III helmet was issued primarily to assault troops for the Normandy invasion in June 1944. This is an excellent original example complete with padded liner, and camo net cover. The helmet has a green steel shell. It has chin strap hooks riveted either side (chin strap absent). Inside the helmet shell there is a padded lining. There are no visible date or maker marks but they may be present under the paint. The shell has a hessian cloth & net camo cover fitted. The cloth is intact & clean with no mothing, the net with draw string has service wear (we have not removed the cloth or net to avoid possible damage). A very nice complete 'D' Day Pattern Steel helmet. The price includes UK delivery. HE 336
£0.00

WW2 1943 British D-Day Normandy 3rd Pattern Paratroopers Jump Helmet With Liner, Chin Strap & Camouflage Net Cover. HE 335 - HE 335
This is a very good original WW2 1943 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, chin strap & leather chin cup. They 1st saw action on June 6th 1944 for the Normandy Invasion. This helmet is complete with correct liner, chinstrap with leather chin pad and original stippled green camo paint (the stippled finish on the crown of the helmet has worn with age & service use where there is a very small impact dent which can be seen in the images). The leather sweatband has faint date stamp 1943 (illustrated), the manufacturer's mark and size is unreadable (the helmet is approx. UK size 7). The sweat band has contemporary triangular cuts, no doubt applied by the Para who was issued with the helmet for fit comfort. The helmet comes with its original removable camo net cover which has service wear to be expected (draw string absent). The price includes UK delivery. HE 335
£675.00

1956 Dated Suez Crisis Era British Paratroopers Jump Helmet By CCL With Liner, Chin Strap & Camouflage Netting Cover. Sn 20171 - 20171
This is an excellent original Suez Crisis Era 1956 dated British Paratroopers Jump Helmet with webbing liner & leather chin cup. This helmet has no dents and is complete with correct liner, chinstrap and has all of its original olive green paint. The leather sweatband is crisply date stamped '1956' together with manufacturer's mark 'CCL' and size '7 1/4'. The sweatband also has contemporary ink hand written name ‘Taff Williams 8th Bty’ no doubt the Para who was issued with this helmet. The helmet is complete with its original camo netting cover which has its original draw string. As can be seen in the images the cover has some service wear but is functional. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 20171
£595.00

Post 1901, Home Service Pattern, Scottish, 1st Forfarshire Volunteer Artillery Blue Cloth Helmet With Ball Top Mount Marked Patent 23092 & Regulation Cork Helmet . Sn 10249. - 10249
The 1st Artillery Volunteer Corps in Forfar was originally formed at Arbroath in Scotland in 1859. In 1880 the Brigade became the 1st Forfar Artillery Volunteers. In 1908, as a result of the re-organisation of the Territorial Force, they became part of the North Scottish Royal Garrison Artillery and a Battery of the 210 Highland Brigade Royal Field Artillery. This is an excellent Post 1901 Ball topped 1878 Pattern Home Service blue cloth helmet to the Forfarshire Volunteer Artillery. It has metal cross piece, ball top and rose bosses supporting link chin chain. The front of the helmet bears the impressive A Post 1901 white metal Helmet Plate of the 1st Forfarshire Volunteer Artillery. The plate has the King's Crown, Royal Arms, with scroll below inscribed “1st” over an artillery piece resting on a scroll “Forfarshire Volunteer Artillery”. The helmet plate is original with correct lug mounts. The helmet is complete with leather sweatband, stitched panel lining and red material with draw string (some of the hem stitching of the red material has perished with age but this could easily be repaired). The lining blue ink stamp 'Patent 23092' together with contemporary hand written pencil mark '6 9/8' (possibly size). The crown of the helmet has a lovely leather label embossed in gold 'Regulation Cork Helmet' (illustrated). It is approx. UK size 6 ½ - 7. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 10249.
£775.00

German M38 Luftschutz ‘Gladiator’Helmet. HE 334 - HE 334
A superb condition WWII Nazi German M 38 Luftschutz 3-piece "gladiator"Helmet. The Reichsluftschutzbund (RLB; "Reich Air Protection League") was an organization in Nazi Germany in charge of air raid precautions in residential areas and among smaller businesses. Dark green original paint. Inside it has its original WWII M16 style, size 56 leather liner and a black leather chin strap with metal buckle. The helmet is stamped RL-S, 38/28 on the inside neck flap. In excellent condition, the price includes UK delivery. HE 334
£195.00

Belgian WWII Army 'Casque Adrian modèle 1926' (M1926) Adrian Steel Combat Helmet and Liner. MISC 116. - MISC 116
The Casque Adrian modèle 1926 was used by the French and Belgian armed forces during the World War II. The French and Belgian forces used the Adrian helmet in the Battle of France. After the French capitulation, Vichy France, the French Resistance and some units of the Free French Forces adopted it until 1951 in the French army and the 70s for the French police. Based on the M15 French Adrian Helmet the M26 helmet was modified to be stronger and was made from one piece of metal. The joining rim around the helmet was no longer there. Several smaller ventilation holes were made in this model in placement of the large hole in the M15, as this was considered a design weakness. In the period between wars Belgium started to produce a M26 helmet with a wider rim and a different comb than the French one. This Belgian M1926 helmet retains most of the original black paint, complete with the original six tongue leather liner, chin strap, and lion’s head front plate. 7-7 1/8 size for a medium sized head. The price includes UK delivery. MISC 116.
£225.00

Victorian 12th (Prince Of Wales) Lancer's Troopers Lance Cap WD Marked & 1902 Dated With Queen’s Crown Plate & Plume. Sn 9493. - Sn 9493
This is a scarce, original, Cavalry Trooper's Lance Cap of the 12th (Prince Of Wales) Lancer's. The Lance Cap has a skull and peak of black patent leather with yellow & green cloth band. It has a mortar board top with red cloth ridged sides and yellow cord descending the angled corners. It has a brass plume boss with Red horse hair plume. The boss is fitted with a yellow & green material ball mount bearing the embossed 'Queen's Crown with Crossed Lances and 12' of the 12th lancers. The Cap plate has a Victorian Crown at the top over the Royal Arms of Great Britain with 5 Battle Honours including the Crimean War. The leather backed brass chin chain is suspended from two Lion's head ear bosses. The Lance Cap is complete with sweat band and liner. The Crown has ink stamps ‘WD with Arrow’ & ‘9 (September) 1902’ (Queen Victoria died on 22nd January 1901 and was succeeded by King Edward VII, Uniform including Helmets & Lance Caps made during the reign of Queen Victoria continued to be issued with Queen’s crown plates in the early years of King Edward’s Reign). Material on the inside of the helmet has remnants of a size and manufacturer label which is unreadable. It is approx UK size 6. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 9493.
£1,575.00

Victorian, British WD 12th (The Prince of Wales's) Royal Regiment of Lancers.Trooper’s Lance Cap / Chapka, Queens Crown Plate With Pre 1899 Battle Honours, Rosette With Scarlet Horse Hair Plume & Lines. Sn 14666:6. - Sn 14666:6
The 12th (The Prince of Wales's) Royal Regiment of Lancers, was a Cavalry Regiment of the British Army first formed in 1715. It saw service for three centuries, including the First World War and the Second World War. The Regiment survived the immediate post-war reduction in forces, but was amalgamated with the 9th Queen's Royal Lancers to form the 9th/12th Royal Lancers (Prince of Wales's) in 1960. The Regiment of Dragoons was raised in Reading by Brigadier-General Phineas Bowles as the Phineas Bowles's Regiment of Dragoons in July 1715 as part of the response to the Jacobite rebellion. In 1718, the Regiment was placed on the Irish establishment and posted to Ireland, where it remained for 75 years. In 1751, the Regiment was officially styled the 12th Dragoons. In 1768, King George III bestowed the badge of the three ostrich feathers and the motto "Ich Dien" on the regiment and re-titled it as The 12th (Prince of Wales's) Regiment of (Light) Dragoons. A young Arthur Wellesley joined the Regiment as a subaltern in 1789. The Regiment took part in the Siege of Bastia in April 1794, which took place in Corsica, during the French Revolutionary Wars. Pope Pius VI was impressed by the conduct of the Regiment and ordered that medals be awarded to its officers. The Regiment landed at Alexandria in March 1801 and saw action at the Battle of Alexandria later in the month. The Regiment, captured 28 officers and 570 other ranks of the French Dromedary Regiment in an action in the Egyptian desert in May 1801. It took part in the Siege of Cairo securing the city in June 1801 and then participated in the Siege of Alexandria taking that city in September 1801. The Regiment next deployed for the disastrous Walcheren Campaign in autumn 1809. In June 1811 the Regiment embarked for Lisbon and took part in the Siege of Ciudad Rodrigo in January 1812, the Siege of Badajoz in March 1812 and the Battle of Villagarcia in April 1812 during the Peninsular War. It also undertook two charges at the Battle of Salamanca in July 1812 before taking part in the Siege of Burgos in September 1812,the Battle of Vitoria in June 1813 and the Siege of San Sebastián in autumn 1813. The Regiment next advanced into France and supported the infantry at the Battle of Nivelle in November 1813. During the Waterloo Campaign, the Regiment was attached to Sir John Vandeleur's Light Cavalry Brigade. At the Battle of Waterloo in June 1815, the Regiment charged down the slope to support the Union Brigade of Medium Cavalry. In 1816, the 12th Light Dragoons was armed with Lances after the Cavalry of Napoleon's Army had shown their effectiveness at Waterloo and were re-titled 12th (The Prince of Wales's) Regiment of (Light) Dragoons (Lancers). In 1855, it reinforced the Light Cavalry Brigade in the Crimea after the Charge of the Light Brigade at the Battle of Balaclava. In 1861, the Regiment was renamed 12th (The Prince of Wales's) Royal Regiment of Lancers. The Regiment was stationed in India between 1857 and 1860 in response to the Indian Rebellion and in Ireland from 1865 to 1870, before fighting in the Second Anglo-Afghan War in the late 1870s. The Regiment went on to serve and see action in the Boer wars 1899-1902, WW1 and WW2. Prior to the Boer Wars the Regiment was awarded the following Battle Honours: Egypt, Salamanca, Peninsula, Waterloo, South Africa 1851-2-3, Sevastopol, Central India. This is an original, Victorian Trooper’s Lance Cap of the 12th (The Prince of Wales's) Royal Regiment of Lancers (see multiple entries including pages 13, 19,128 & 129 in the book ‘Head Dress Of The British Lancer’s 1816 To The Present’ by Rowe & Carman which illustrates & describes head wear and badges as worn by the 12th Lancers). The Lance Cap has the correct internal construction, skull and peak of black patent leather with correct yellow and black cloth waistband. The rear has the correct brass ring & hook. The sides are covered in scarlet facing cloth. Yellow twisted rope piping with ornate brass finials extends down the 4 angles. The cap has the correct green & yellow wool ball rosette with Crown and ‘12’ (12th Lancers) gilt button and Lion’s head bosses with correct leather backed link brass chain. It has a brass plume boss with correct scarlet horse hair plume. The cap is fitted with original cord lines and correct rayed plate and badge comprising the Queen’s Crown Royal arms, Prince of Wales Feathers and pre Boer War Battle honour banners together with Sphinx on plinth Egypt Honour. The cap is complete with original leather sweat band liner. The crown of the inside of the cap has a partially visible ink stamp and WD arrow mark (all illustrated inset in image 2). The cap is approx UK size 6 1/2. The price for this impressive Lance Cap to a Prestigious Lancer’s Regiment includes UK delivery. Sn 14666:6.
£1,575.00

Victorian British 16th The Queen's Lancers Officer’s Lance Cap / Chapka With Gilt Fittings, Silvered Queen’s Crown Plate, With Pre Boer War Battle Honours Bullion Rosette & Black Cock's Tail Feather Plume. Sn 14666:7. - Sn 14666:7
The 16th The Queen's Lancers was a Cavalry Regiment of the British Army, first raised in 1759. It saw service for two centuries, before being amalgamated with the 5th Royal Irish Lancers to form the 16th/5th Lancers) in 1922. The Regiment was raised in 1759 by Colonel John Burgoyne as the 16th Regiment of (Light) Dragoons, being the second of the new Regiments of Light Dragoons; it was also known as Burgoyne's Light Horse. The Regiment was closely involved, undertaking several cavalry charges, in the action leading up to the capture of the French Garrison of Belle Île in April 1761 during the Seven Years' War. It also made a major contribution to the British victories against the Spaniards at the Battle of Valencia de Alcántara in August 1762 and at the Battle of Vila Velha in October 1762 during the Anglo-Spanish War. In 1766 the Regiment was renamed after Queen Charlotte as the 2nd (or The Queen's) Regiment of (Light) Dragoons, the number being an attempt to create a new numbering system for the Light Dragoon Regiments. However, the old system was quickly re-established, with the Regiment returning as the 16th (The Queen's) Regiment of (Light) Dragoons in 1769. The Regiment arrived in New York in October 1776 for service in the American Revolutionary War. It was involved in fighting at the Battle of White Plains in October 1776, the Battle of Brandywine in September 1777 and the Battle of Germantown in October 1777 before seeing more action at the Battle of Crooked Billet in May 1778, the Battle of Barren Hill later that month and the Battle of Monmouth in June 1778. The Regiment returned to England in spring 1779. The Regiment next landed at Ostend in April 1793 for service in the Flanders Campaign and was present at the Siege of Valenciennes in June 1793, the Siege of Dunkirk in August 1793 and the Siege of Landrecies in April 1794. It also took part in the Battle of Beaumont in April 1794, the Battle of Willems in May 1794 and the Battle of Tournay in later that month before returning to England in February 1796. The Regiment was then based in Ireland between autumn 1802 and 1805. During the Napoleonic Wars the Regiment were ordered to support Sir Arthur Wellesley's Army on the Iberian Peninsula and landed at Lisbon in April 1809. The Regiment fought at the Second Battle of Porto in May 1809, the Battle of Talavera in July 1809 and the Siege of Ciudad Rodrigo in April 1810. The Regiment also saw action at the Battle of Bussaco in September 1810 the Battle of Sabugal in April 1811 and the Battle of Fuentes de Oñoro in May 1811. It next fought at the Battle of Salamanca in July 1812, the Siege of Burgos in September 1812 and the Battle of Vitoria in June 1813. It was next in action at the Siege of San Sebastián in August 1813 and having advanced into France, at the Battle of Nivelle in November 1813. The regiment took part in the Hundred Days landing at Ostend in May 1815. It charged with John Vandeleur's Cavalry Brigade at the Battle of Waterloo in June 1815. After the battle, their commander, Lieutenant-colonel James Hay, lay so badly injured that he could not be moved from the field for eight days. The Regiment had been the sole British Cavalry Regiment to serve throughout the Peninsular War and at the Hundred Days. In the Victorian era, the Regiment was dispatched to Ireland in March 1816 where it was re-designated as a Lancer Regiment in September 1816, becoming the 16th (The Queen's) Regiment of (Light) Dragoons (Lancers). It returned from Ireland in June 1819 and was sent to India in 1822 where it saw action, using lances, against the Marathas at the Siege of Bharatpur in January 1826. It saw action again at the capture of Ghuznee in July 1839 during the First Anglo-Afghan War and at the Battle of Maharajpore in December 1843 during the Gwalior Campaign. It also took part in the Battle of Aliwal in January 1846, when the Regiment charged and dispersed a body of Sikhs ten times its size, and also fought at the Battle of Sobraon in February 1846 during the First Anglo-Sikh War. The Regiment’s title was simplified to the 16th (The Queen's) Lancers in 1861. It served in India between 1865 and 1876 and again between 1890 and 1899. Prior to the Boer Wars 1899-1902 the Regiment was awarded Battle Honours: Talavera, Fuentes d'Onor, Salamanca, Vittoria, Nive, Peninsula, Waterloo, Bhurtpore, Ghuznee 1839, Afghanistan 1839, Maharajpore, Aliwal, Sobraon. This is a scarce, original, Cavalry Officer’s Lance Cap of the 16th The Queen's Lancers (see multiple entries including pages 77 to 80 of the book ‘Head Dress Of The British Lancer’s 1816 To The Present’ by Rowe & Carman which illustrates & describes, in detail, the components & construction of Lance caps & Victorian 16th Lancer’s plates similar to ours). The Lance Cap has the correct internal construction, skull and peak of black patent leather with waist of Gold lace and red band. The rear has the correct gilt metal ring & hook with 4 leaf mount. The peak is adorned with gold purl. The cloth top and sides are covered in black cloth of the Regimental facing colour. Gold cord extends across the top of the cap and down the 4 angles. The cap has the correct bullion ‘VR (Victoria Regina) rosette on a field of red and Lion’s head bosses with velvet backed link chain. It has a brass plume boss with dramatic correct black Cock's tail feather plume. The cap is fitted with the correct Victorian gilt metal rayed plate and silvered badge comprising the correct Victorian Crown Royal arms & correct pre Boer War Battle honours above banner ‘Sixteenth Lancers’. The Lance Cap is complete with original leather sweat band and silk liner which has become detached. The sweatband is complete but has service wear to be expected. The cap is approx UK size 6 1/2. The price for this impressive Lance Cap to a Prestigious Lancer’s Regiment includes UK delivery. Sn 14666:7.
£2,950.00
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