Nice War time Mk I HSRAC

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    Van doos
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    Re: Nice War time Mk I HSRAC

    Post by Van doos on Thu Mar 13, 2014 6:02 am

    Hi!

    Anyone know were I can find pictures of a member of the Sherbrooke Fusiliers wearing a RAC helmet with the flash on the side?

    I try the LAC but I didn't find anything.

    Thanks for your help!

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    Re: Nice War time Mk I HSRAC

    Post by kozowy1967 on Thu Mar 13, 2014 6:27 am

    Morning Van Doos I will snoop around a little tonight after work and see what I can come up with I think I might have something on one of my files or flash cards somewhere as I do seem to remember seeing a period image just can't for the life of me remember if I have it on file or I seen it somewhere else have a good day.

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    Re: Nice War time Mk I HSRAC

    Post by Van doos on Thu Mar 13, 2014 6:40 am

    Good morning Mark!

    Thanks for your help.

    Since last night when I post pictures of my helmet on different forum and collector's pages, I received always the same comments:'' It's the first time we saw a helmet like this with a flash on the side.''

    It's important for me to support my collection with historical document. So if you can provide me a picture of a member of the Sherbrooks Fusiliers with a helmet with a flash on it, that will be great!

    Thanks!

    Van doos

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    Re: Nice War time Mk I HSRAC

    Post by Bill on Fri Mar 14, 2014 5:49 am

    Hi Van doos, The 27 CTR formation sign painted on your helmet represents a very short period of time in the history of the regiment. The patch with the gray stripe represents the 3 CTB, (later redesignated 3 CAB) . The tank (armoured) regiments of 3 CTB were flipped with the tank regiments of 2 CTB in July 1943. The sign must have been painted on the helmet between the time the Sherbrooke Fus were transferred from 4 CAD to 3 CAB until the time that regiment was exchanged in the order of battle with the "old" 2 CAB.

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    Re: Nice War time Mk I HSRAC

    Post by kozowy1967 on Fri Mar 14, 2014 5:54 am

    Morning Van doos well I spent a couple hours last night going through my reference material and I do not have it must have been on one of the many websites I have visited looking at images I will poke around a little more and see if I can find it .

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    Re: Nice War time Mk I HSRAC

    Post by Van doos on Fri Mar 14, 2014 6:26 am

    Thanks guys for your help.

    Van Doos

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    RAC Helmet

    Post by edstorey on Fri Mar 14, 2014 7:55 pm

    From a 1943 Canadian trials report.


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    Re: Nice War time Mk I HSRAC

    Post by kozowy1967 on Fri Mar 14, 2014 8:03 pm

    Nice shot I have got to ask though upon enlarging the image to look at the chinstrap which IMO is a Mk II it would also appear there is a Mk III chinstrap attached as well must say I am a little baffled by this hmmm 

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    RAC Helmet

    Post by edstorey on Sun Mar 16, 2014 7:30 am

    The extra strap is part of a communications haedset.

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    Re: Nice War time Mk I HSRAC

    Post by kozowy1967 on Sun Mar 16, 2014 7:52 am

    Thanx Ed it all makes sense now.

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    Re: Nice War time Mk I HSRAC

    Post by kozowy1967 on Sun Aug 10, 2014 8:00 am

    Just thought I would update the thread with a few extra outdoor pics I have added a set of headphones and a microphone ( handset No'7 ) with the proper 5 point connecting plug.
    This set can be used with WS-19, WS-22, WS-31 and or WS 43 (with plug) and I believe are correct in this configuration to be used with this Mk I HSRAC .





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