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    WW II Canadian Helmets

    Post by Battalion Colours on Fri Nov 27, 2009 12:33 pm

    The helmet decals worn by the Canadian Army were procured by Canadian Ordnance and records exist at LAC regarding the units/formations that wore them, who made them and how many were issued. There are also pamphlets on how to apply them. During World War II they were to be worn on the side of the helmet.

    Since no one has researched Canadian Army helmet decals, I thought a thread on them should be started. Based on surviving helmets and photographic evidence, let's put together a list of units which wore helmet decals. I will start it off with the Seaforth Highlanders.



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    Re: WW II Canadian Helmets

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    Re: WW II Canadian Helmets

    Post by mk1rceme on Fri Nov 27, 2009 1:13 pm

    Fantastic helmet!

    I don't own a helmet with a waterslide decal, but I have a few with painted unit insignia. I do have an original RCAF waterslide though.

    Maybe we should have two topics, one for decals and one for painted examples. What do you think?







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    Re: WW II Canadian Helmets

    Post by Battalion Colours on Fri Nov 27, 2009 1:27 pm

    I think a separate thread should be started on painted unit emblems.

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    Helmet Decal Info

    Post by GCR817 on Fri Nov 27, 2009 1:57 pm

    I'll quote from Roger Lucy's book TIN LIDS, CANADIAN COMBAT HELMETS, 2nd Ed 2000, Service Publications

    "Regimental or arm of service decals were frequently worn, usually on the left side. Canadian Army (Overseas) Routine Orders allowed teh application of regimental decals or other flashes to the helmet." p. 14

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    Re: WW II Canadian Helmets

    Post by Battalion Colours on Fri Nov 27, 2009 2:27 pm

    In conjunction with this thread, I think a separate one should be started on WW II British Army unit decals. I will post one shortly.

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    Re: WW II Canadian Helmets

    Post by mk1rceme on Fri Nov 27, 2009 2:31 pm

    If you want to post British examples, I will start a sub-forum in the Commonwealth militaria category.

    Just trying to keep things mainly Canadian in these threads. Will advise in this post when I add the sub-forums.

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    Mk II with Artillery Decal

    Post by GCR817 on Fri Nov 27, 2009 2:42 pm

    This is a Canadian Mk II with an Imperial decal applied.

    I have also seen the following unit decals (cap badges): Regina Rifles, RCCS, RCAMC, VRC, RMR, Winn Grenadiers. Also, the Calgary Highlanders had a decal which is red and white diced check in the form of a square.




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    Re: WW II Canadian Helmets

    Post by mk1rceme on Fri Nov 27, 2009 2:57 pm

    Admin wrote:If you want to post British examples, I will start a sub-forum in the Commonwealth militaria category.

    Just trying to keep things mainly Canadian in these threads. Will advise in this post when I add the sub-forums.

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    Commonwealth sub-forums added. I will probably split it into it's own category. Seems rather pointless to delegate Commonwealth items to the "other" category. I have no problem with a commonwealth category. Anyone agree?

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    Re: WW II Canadian Helmets

    Post by mk1rceme on Thu Dec 03, 2009 12:49 am

    Not mine, but I wish it was...



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    Winnipeg Grenadiers Decal

    Post by GCR817 on Fri Dec 04, 2009 7:40 pm

    A transfer decal to the WG.



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    Re: WW II Canadian Helmets

    Post by mk1rceme on Fri Dec 04, 2009 7:43 pm

    Nice one! There was one of those up for grabs one ebay recently...or is that the one?


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    Re: WW II Canadian Helmets

    Post by GCR817 on Fri Dec 04, 2009 8:11 pm

    mk1rceme wrote:Nice one! There was one of those up for grabs one ebay recently...or is that the one?

    I got his one from Chris Brooker a few years ago. He had a few of them as I have noticed him sell the odd one on eBay. Maybe the one you saw belonged to Chris?

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    Re: WW II Canadian Helmets

    Post by toutfou on Mon Feb 15, 2010 2:53 pm

    mk1rceme wrote:Not mine, but I wish it was...


    Hello,

    This one was sold on french web site.

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    Re: WW II Canadian Helmets

    Post by toutfou on Mon Feb 15, 2010 3:06 pm

    mk1rceme wrote:Fantastic helmet!





    This one was sold on WAF.

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    Re: WW II Canadian Helmets

    Post by toutfou on Mon Feb 15, 2010 3:18 pm

    GCR817 wrote:This is a Canadian Mk II with an Imperial decal applied.

    An other of my colection.

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    Re: WW II Canadian Helmets

    Post by mk1rceme on Sun Aug 15, 2010 4:49 pm

    Battalion Colours wrote:The helmet decals worn by the Canadian Army were procured by Canadian Ordnance and records exist at LAC regarding the units/formations that wore them, who made them and how many were issued. There are also pamphlets on how to apply them. During World War II they were to be worn on the side of the helmet.

    Since no one has researched Canadian Army helmet decals, I thought a thread on them should be started. Based on surviving helmets and photographic evidence, let's put together a list of units which wore helmet decals. I will start it off with the Seaforth Highlanders.


    I see you have posted a request on the War Relics forum asking for the whereabouts of the Seaforth helmet you posted...has it been stolen?

    I'm concerned because I hate to see collectors get ripped off.



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    Royal Winnipeg Rifles

    Post by GCR817 on Mon Aug 30, 2010 6:26 pm

    One from the RWR museum.



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    Re: WW II Canadian Helmets

    Post by ledfut on Sat Jan 08, 2011 5:59 pm

    GCR817 wrote:A transfer decal to the WG.



    I picked up one of these this past year from Gatewest Coin here in Winnipeg. I know they have at least one more of them - there is one currently listed on their online auction site (starting at $15). If anyone is looking for one, here is the link:

    http://auction.gatewestcoin.com/cgi-bin/viewItem.cgi?item-number=1032236&t=306655


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    Re: WW II Canadian Helmets

    Post by Battalion Colours on Sat Jan 08, 2011 6:13 pm

    GALE & POLDEN LTD. was a British company which manufactured helmet decals for Canadian units.







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    Rare and Unusual 6th Hussars Helmet Decal....

    Post by Michael Reintjes on Tue Feb 08, 2011 12:57 pm

    given to me by a friend in Holland....


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    Re: WW II Canadian Helmets

    Post by helmutcdn on Sun Mar 06, 2011 12:28 pm

    Royal Canadian Ordonance Corps

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    Post by helmutcdn on Tue Mar 08, 2011 9:55 am

    An other of my colection-canadian DR "plastic" helmet-British Guard Division

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    Re: WW II Canadian Helmets

    Post by mk1rceme on Tue Mar 08, 2011 8:30 pm

    Nice lids! Thanks for sharing! 2 thumbs up


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    Re: WW II Canadian Helmets

    Post by GregN on Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:41 pm

    Hi all,attached are some of my Canadian decals. I have over 80 in my collection, most are to UK units. They can all be seen at the British Commonwealth Badge Forum in my album.

    The decals shown are:
    Queens Own Rifles - Badge on a Rifle Green Square
    Canadian Provost Corps
    Seaforth Highlanders of Canada - Badge on a French Grey Background
    Black Watch, Royal Highlanders of Canada - also used by imperial troops
    Winnipeg Grenadiers - used only in Canada, comes in sheets of six
    Canadian Army - Wildcat Division - unknown, I can find no reference to this decal anywhere


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