British Brodie Mark1 1917

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    thegate
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    British Brodie Mark1 1917

    Post by thegate on Sun Apr 14, 2013 2:45 pm

    salut tous, voila mon casque mark1 en utilisation canadienne de 1917

    Hi! this is my Mark1 british/ canadian helmet 1917
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    Re: British Brodie Mark1 1917

    Post by servicepub on Sun Apr 14, 2013 7:34 pm

    Sorry to disappoint you but this is a total fantasy piece. Few metal badges were applied to the helmet and these were cap badges. What you have is a Victorian-era helmet plate attached to a First World War helmet. Victoria died in 1901 and the Brodie was not introduced until 1916.
    Clive

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    Very Strange Combination

    Post by edstorey on Sun Apr 14, 2013 10:48 pm

    Since both items are very collectable in their own right, it makes me wonder why anyone would join the two. The pair is so unconventional I have to ask what the 'story' was behind the helmet.


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    Re: British Brodie Mark1 1917

    Post by Cameraguy on Mon Apr 15, 2013 2:46 am

    Curious...have any of you seen any other helmets that are legit with attached badging?
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    Re: British Brodie Mark1 1917

    Post by Bill on Mon Apr 15, 2013 7:10 am

    Sad. As indicated a made up piece.
    There are some CEF helmets with badges attached. Authentic examples include the 4 CMRR, 2 CMR, and CFA, IIRC.

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    Re: British Brodie Mark1 1917

    Post by thegate on Mon Apr 15, 2013 9:15 am

    Hello, I bought these helmet as it is, if the badge does not go there I am going to remove
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    WWI Helmet

    Post by edstorey on Mon Apr 15, 2013 10:57 am

    Gaétan, if I owned the helmet I would be very suspecious of it and treat it as such. I would not remove the badge just in case it was done legitimately for a purpose no-one has yet discovered. Personally I would feel like crap if I owned it, removed the abdge and then a year or two down the road found out that those badges were added to Canadian helmets for a certain event.

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    Re: British Brodie Mark1 1917

    Post by Bill on Mon Apr 15, 2013 11:13 am

    Adding more information. The badge is not a Canadian shako plate. The 29th, in Canada, was the Waterloo Battalion, but there is no such qvc plate listed in Mazeas. In the British army it was the 29th (Worcestershire) Regiment of Foot. It played a part in North American history, including action in the American War for Independence. BAD NEWS. The pattern of plate found on that helmet has been widely reproduced.

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    Re: British Brodie Mark1 1917

    Post by Cameraguy on Mon Apr 15, 2013 11:50 am

    I own a NNSH MKIII with a helmet badge applied. I asked several NNSH Veterans about this,and they all said that the officers would do pretty much whatever they wanted. That being said,only one admitted he may have seen one like it.

    As you fellows say above,who knows why they ere put there in the first place,could be an amazing story behind it.

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    Re: British Brodie Mark1 1917

    Post by Michael Reintjes on Tue Jan 13, 2015 1:27 pm

    I was going to say the same thing...that badge is almost surely a phoney...they have been reproduced by the thousands...

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    Re: British Brodie Mark1 1917

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