Brodie helmet found in a yard sale

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    Brodie helmet found in a yard sale

    Post by ptesgaudet on Sun Mar 05, 2017 1:04 pm

    Hi,

    Lucky find today, a 1942 brodie helmet in a yard sale in Montréal.

    If you guys have any hint to help me identified it, you're most welcome! So far I didn't found much.

    Here's a picture and what's written on it.



    Fenrik Arne Hana
    No A-1286
    Sandnes
    Norway


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    Re: Brodie helmet found in a yard sale

    Post by ypres on Sun Mar 05, 2017 1:41 pm

    The number seems to be a service number. I believe its in the block assigned to the First Hussars. This may be the next place to search. See if his name is the 1st Hussars roster.

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    Re: Brodie helmet found in a yard sale

    Post by ptesgaudet on Sun Mar 05, 2017 9:49 pm

    Interesting find today.

    Fenrik is Norvegian for Second Lieutenant, so that probably mean that Arne Hana is the name of the guy.

    Sandnes is a city in Norway, maybe his home town?

    I also read that ''The Norwegian Army also had a small base in Lunenburg from the spring of 1942 to the summer of 1943.''

    Which is in Nova Scotia.

    Link : http://www.emb-norway.ca/norway_and_canada/Historical-ties/Norway-in-Canada-during-World-War-2/Norway-and-Canada-during-World-War-2/#.WLx3cyPhC2w
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    Re: Brodie helmet found in a yard sale

    Post by Infanteer on Mon Mar 06, 2017 1:32 am

    That is an interesting MkII helmet shell. Not technically a Brodie which were used during the First World War and had a different liner and slightly different shape. Regardless, it is uncommon to find a helmet with markings like that.

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