A. & S. H. of C. (P.L.) Pith Helmet

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    A. & S. H. of C. (P.L.) Pith Helmet

    Post by ypres on Sat Jan 31, 2015 7:25 pm

    This helmet was worn in Jamaica while the Argyles were on Garrison duty during 1940-41. Notice it is British made but Canadian issue.

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    Re: A. & S. H. of C. (P.L.) Pith Helmet

    Post by Bill on Sun Feb 01, 2015 7:29 am

    A swatch of the regimental tartan was used for the pugaree patch, but was it supposed to be a certain part of the tartan?

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    Re: A. & S. H. of C. (P.L.) Pith Helmet

    Post by ypres on Sun Feb 01, 2015 9:15 am

    Bill,

    That is exactly right. The type of tartan has a unique way in which it needed to be cut either for the pagris or as a badge backing. Brian L Davis has a nice chart explaining this in his book on page 119. This is for British units but I would think Canadian units would have followed suit to a certain extent. There may be some unit uniqueness here as well. I believe the 16th and 17th Battalions wore the same tartan in WWI but cut the tartan differently for badge backings ?? As a personal observation, it seems that many of the cuts would be done to show either St George's or St Andrew's cross.

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    Tartan Backing

    Post by edstorey on Sun Feb 01, 2015 10:58 am

    Here are images of a couple of examples which illustrate how tartan backing is supplied by their respective Regiments.   Note the alignment of the tartan.




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    Re: A. & S. H. of C. (P.L.) Pith Helmet

    Post by servicepub on Sun Feb 01, 2015 10:56 pm

    Is the helmet for sale?
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    Re: A. & S. H. of C. (P.L.) Pith Helmet

    Post by ypres on Sun Feb 01, 2015 11:31 pm

    Sorry, it is not. I obtained this directly from the vet who owned it in the late 70's. He worked with my father. It has some sentimental value for me!

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    Re: A. & S. H. of C. (P.L.) Pith Helmet

    Post by Bill on Mon Feb 02, 2015 7:41 am

    Uh, aluminum foil to keep the aliens away? Shocked

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    Re: A. & S. H. of C. (P.L.) Pith Helmet

    Post by Haplo on Mon Feb 02, 2015 8:52 am

    More against heat.
    These types of helmets have aluninium foil on the inside.

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    Re: A. & S. H. of C. (P.L.) Pith Helmet

    Post by Bill on Mon Feb 02, 2015 9:15 am

    Sorry Sipke, that was a joke. There was a group who believed tin foil prevents mind theft.

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    Re: A. & S. H. of C. (P.L.) Pith Helmet

    Post by Haplo on Mon Feb 02, 2015 12:55 pm

    Righttt........scratch
    Never heard of that....
    Some strange people live on this globe.Shocked
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    Re: A. & S. H. of C. (P.L.) Pith Helmet

    Post by Wgrenadier on Thu Feb 05, 2015 8:24 pm

    Wow! that is a beautiful helmet Ypres! Thank you so much for sharing it with us!



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