MkIII Decal....Winnipeg Rifles??

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    MkIII Decal....Winnipeg Rifles??

    Post by mk1rceme on Wed Sep 03, 2014 4:43 pm

    I'm kind of leaning towards WR...but it is shaped a bit different than examples I have. What say you?



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    Re: MkIII Decal....Winnipeg Rifles??

    Post by Bill on Wed Sep 03, 2014 5:09 pm

    I would lean more towards the Royal Rifles of Canada. Didn't the R Wpg R use the little black devil?

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    Post by mk1rceme on Wed Sep 03, 2014 5:16 pm

    Aaahhh, yes! That looks more like the one. I can see a bit of the bugle in the center as well. I was kind of going by the design of the WR cap badge and not the usual decal seen for them. Not sure why there is a decalled MkIII for them though....did they not stand as a home unit after Hong Kong?

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    Post by mk1rceme on Wed Sep 03, 2014 6:27 pm

    Perhaps, not Canadian at all. Looking at the British Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own) cap badge, I would have to go with them.


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    Re: MkIII Decal....Winnipeg Rifles??

    Post by Jonhno on Thu Sep 04, 2014 9:42 am

    the Rifle Brigade was my thought too on this decal, I don't know why the helmet was painted black and what relation to the decal that might have, was it painted black over the decal Mark?

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    Post by mk1rceme on Thu Sep 04, 2014 1:40 pm

    It isn't black...just bad pics. The finish is the regular earth brown. The decal does not look to be painted over.


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    Post by Jonhno on Thu Sep 04, 2014 2:09 pm

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    Post by mk1rceme on Thu Sep 04, 2014 4:50 pm

    2 thumbs up


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    Re: MkIII Decal....Winnipeg Rifles??

    Post by Jonhno on Mon Sep 29, 2014 7:54 pm

    hey Mark, yeah no worries, I believe for sure its a Rifle Regiment, here is where I am leaning towards, I know the decal is a different colour or appears to be in the photo,

    http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/127786-bermuda-rifles-wwii-steel-helmet?in=1199

    I can make out a letter "A" on your helmet Mark in the same spot as where "BERMUDA" would appear to be in a box, I can see the Brown paint, I also see some green I wonder if it was brown first, black with decal applied and green last and its been cleaned back/or as seen the top coats can wear significantly from storage

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