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Post 1903 Edwardian & WW1 Era British Manchester Regiment Officer’s Home Service Pattern, Blue Cloth Helmet By F.W. Flight Military Outfitters Winchester With Spike Top Mount. Sn 18842 - 18842
The Manchester Regiment was a line infantry regiment of the British Army in existence from 1881 until 1958. After distinguished service in both the First and the Second World Wars, the Manchester Regiment was amalgamated with the King's Regiment (Liverpool) in 1958, to form the King's Regiment (Manchester and Liverpool), which was, in 2006, amalgamated with the King's Own Royal Border Regiment and the Queen's Lancashire Regiment to form the present Duke of Lancaster's Regiment (King's, Lancashire and Border). This is an excellent Officer’s spike topped Home Service Pattern blue cloth helmet to the Manchester Regiment. It has a gilt brass cross piece, spike top and rose bosses supporting a felt backed link chin chain. The front of the helmet bears the impressive King’s crown Manchester Regiment helmet plate. The plate is gilt crowned star mounted with laurel sprays and Garter, the centre bearing silver Arms of Manchester. Mounted on the base of the sprays, a scroll ‘THE MANCHESTER REGIMENT’ & topped by King’s crown. The helmet is complete with leather sweatband. The crown has a gold leaf on leather maker’s label F.W. Flight Military Outfitters 90 High Street Winchester. The helmet is approx. UK size 6 1/2. The price for this excellent helmet includes UK delivery. Sn 18842
£895.00

**SUPERB**Post 1903 Edwardian & WW1 Era British Border Regiment Officer’s Home Service Pattern, Blue Cloth Helmet With Spike Top Mount. Sn 18772 - 18772
During WW1 the Border Regiment whose Regimental district comprised the counties of Cumberland and Westmorland, fought with distinction both in Gallipoli and on the Western Front. 5 Soldiers of the Regiment were awarded Victoria crosses during the Great War. This is a superb Officer's spike topped Home Service Pattern blue cloth helmet to the Border regiment. It has a gilt brass cross piece, spike top and rose bosses supporting a felt backed link chin chain. The front of the helmet bears the impressive King’s crown Border Regiment helmet plate. The plate is two-piece construction, in silver with red, white and black enamels, the badge illustrating a Maltese cross with ball finials on the points resting upon an open-ended wreath of laurel leaves, with Lions in the four quadrants, the centrepiece illustrating a dragon and inscribed "CHINA" above, the arms of the cross inscribed with battle honours, the 3 o'clock arm inscribed "PENINSULA, ORTHES, ALMA", the 6 o'clock arm inscribed "LUCKNOW, SEBASTOPOL, INKERMAN", the 9 o'clock arm inscribed "ALBUHERA, VITTORIA", the 12 o''clock arm inscribed "PYRENEES, NIVELLE, NIVE", with a ribbon banner inscribed "THE BORDER REGT". Mounted to a seven-pointed bronze gilt star base, the badge framed by an open-ended wreath and surmounted by King’s crown. The helmet is complete with leather sweatband with cloth band (the band has become detached in areas with service wear. There are no visible date or maker marks on the helmet which is approx. UK size 6 1/2. The price for this excellent helmet includes UK delivery. Sn 18772
£895.00

WW2 1942 British WD Welch Regiment Officer’s Overseas Service Tropical Solar Topee Helmet By Wards With Regiment Formation Patch. HE 831 - HE 831
The Welch Regiment (or "The Welch", an archaic spelling of "Welsh") was an infantry regiment of the line of the British Army in existence from 1881 until 1969. The regiment saw much action during WW2 with around 1,100 officers and other ranks of the Welch Regiment killed or died from wounds with many more wounded. This is an excellent original British WW2 Overseas Service Tropical Solar Topee Helmet to the Welch Regiment. Its khaki canvas cover is undamaged. It has its original khaki head band 'Pagri' & vented top mount. The left side of the helmet has its original Regiment formation patch consisting of bullion heraldic badge of the Prince of Wales. It consists of three ostrich feathers emerging from a gold coronet. A ribbon below the coronet bears the motto Ich dien ("I serve"). The bullion badge is mounted on a red felt patch. It is complete with leather sweatband and original foil liner. The foil lining is perished in places consistent with age and service wear. All other material and stitching of the helmet & sweatband are clean and undamaged. The sweat band is impressed by the maker ‘Wars’ dated 1942 and has WD arrow & size ‘6 7/8’. It has original metal chin strap hooks. The price for this WW2 dated helmet includes UK delivery. HE 831
£345.00

SOLD SOLD (LAY-AWAY 29/07) British MK IV Turtle Shell Helmet ‘Falklands’ War Netted Steel Helmet ‘Camo Net’. HE 830. - HE 830
The helmet replaced the Mk III helmet and became the British Army's last metal helmet when it was replaced by the composite material Mk 6 helmet in 1985. Excellent condition for its age, with the net and camouflage fully intact. Approx size 6. The price includes U.K. delivery. HE 830.
£0.00

WW2 Era British Rough Textured Finish Tommy Combat Helmet With Liner & Chin Strap. HE 822 - HE 822
This is an excellent, original, WW2 era steel 'Tommy' Combat helmet. This helmet has all of its original rough texture finish & has no dents. There are no visible size, date or manufacturer marks on the helmet but they may be present under the textured finish. It has its original oil cloth sweat band liner & webbing chinstrap all of which are intact. The helmet is approx. UK size 7. The price includes UK delivery. HE 822
£245.00

WW2 Era British Royal Navy Ratings Sea Combat & Shore Party Tommy Helmet By BMB With Liner & Chin Strap. Sn 18366 - 18366
This is an excellent, original, WW2, Royal Navy Ratings Sea Combat & Shore Party steel 'Tommy' helmet. This helmet has its original Navy blue paint finish with bold White letter ‘RN’ (Royal Navy) to the front of the skull. The paint has areas of wear to be expected and has no dents. The inner rim of the helmet has manufacturer letters ‘BMB’. There is no visible date, size or batch number but they may be present under the paint. It has its original oil cloth sweat band liner & webbing chinstrap all of which are clean and intact. The helmet is approx. UK size 6. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 18366
£225.00

SOLD SOLD Early WW2 1939 British ARP (Air Raid Precautions) Senior Warden’s Tommy Combat Helmet By BMB With Liner & Chin Strap. Sn 18359 - 18359
This is an excellent, original, WW2, steel 'Tommy' Combat helmet. This helmet has its paint finish with senior Warden’s large black ‘W’ to the front & back together with bold black stripes on the skull. The paint has areas of wear to be expected and has no dents. The inner rim of the helmet has manufacturer letters and numbers ‘BMB’ together with ‘1939’ date and what appears to be ‘H16’ possibly a batch number. It has its original oil cloth sweat band liner & webbing chinstrap all of which are clean and intact. The helmet is approx. UK size 6. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 18359
£0.00

Victorian Home Service Pattern, Scottish Midlothian Coast Artillery Volunteers Other Ranks Blue Cloth Helmet With Ball Top Mount. Sn 18168:13 - 18168:13
The Midlothian Artillery Volunteer Corps was formed in 1859 as a response to a French invasion threat. Originally it served as garrison and heavy artillery but transferred to the Territorial Force in 1908 as field artillery, in which role it served through both World Wars. This is an excellent, Victorian Other Ranks ball topped Home Service Pattern blue cloth helmet to the Midlothian Coast Artillery Volunteers. It has a metal cross piece, ball top and rose bosses supporting a leather backed link chin chain. The front of the helmet bears the large Victorian Queen’s crown Regiment metal helmet plate. The helmet is complete with leather sweatband and stitched panel lining. The helmet is approx. UK size 6. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 18168:13
£595.00

WW1 U.S Army Model 1917 Trench Combat Helmet (British Brodie) With Ordnance Dept USA Long Valley Ink Stamped Oil Cloth Sweat Band, Net Liner & Chin Strap. Sn 18125:5 - 18125:5
The Brodie helmet is a steel combat helmet designed and patented in London in 1915 by John Leopold Brodie. A modified form of it became the Helmet, Steel, Mark I in Britain and the M1917 Helmet in the U.S. American troops were issued with M1917 helmets to deploy in France late in 1917. The United States government initially purchased some 400,000 helmets from Britain. From January 1918 the U.S. Army began to use helmets manufactured in the U.S. and these helmets were designated M1917. This is an excellent, original, WW1 U.S. Army M1917 combat helmet. It has its original textured olive paint which has some surface wear consistent with age and service use. It has its correct small rivet at the crown and chinstrap bales attached with rivets rather than split pins found on Brodie helmets. It is fitted with its original black oilcloth liner with ‘Ordnance Dept U.S.A Long Valley’ ink stamp within oval. It also has its original net liner and paper instruction label at the crown (illustrated). There are no visible markings on the rim of the helmet. It has its original brown leather chinstrap with buckle. The helmet is approx. UK size 7. The price includes UK delivery. Sn18125:5
£375.00

WW2 Nazi German Kriegsmarine Single Decal M42 Combat Helmet By ‘ET’ (Eisenhutten-Thale) With Original M31 Liner. Sn 18048:14 - 18048:14
This is an original WW2 era Nazi Kriegsmarine combat helmet in excellent condition. The helmet retains its original paint finish which has even field / combat wear. It has no dents and all rivets/ pins and steel chin strap bales are correctly in place. The inner skirt of the helmet is stamped with lot number ‘377’ and manufacturer code ‘ET’ (Eisenhutten-Thale) alongside size which appears to be ‘60’or ‘66’. The right side of the helmet features its original Kriegsmarine Eagle on Shield background decal which has surface wear to be expected. It is complete with original M31 leather liner which has even field/ combat wear. The helmet is approx. UK size 6. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 18048:14
£975.00
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