WW II Canadian Helmets

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    Haplo
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    Re: WW II Canadian Helmets

    Post by Haplo on Sun Aug 18, 2013 12:29 pm

    I really like this Despatch rider helmet i bought some time ago.
    It really has the been there look and reparations.




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    Re: WW II Canadian Helmets

    Post by mk1rceme on Sun Sep 08, 2013 11:10 pm

    A few more that I found during the summer...a British Royal Artillery, and a Canadian mystery helmet.

    This old Brit had a second life as an Royal Engineer helmet. The ghost and remnants of the decal remain. Shell mfr. unreadable. Complete with BMB liner.





    Not sure what this one is. The painted square is a mystery. Shell is a CL/C. Complete with VMC liner.








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    Re: WW II Canadian Helmets

    Post by Haplo on Sat Oct 19, 2013 12:16 pm

    Could be gas paint in my opinion.
    I have seen that before.

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    Re: WW II Canadian Helmets

    Post by Bill on Sat Oct 19, 2013 1:48 pm

    Remember, the Mk II helmets remained in use in the Canadian army well into the 60's, maybe even the early 70's depending on the reserve unit. A lot of helmets had markings added after the war, for training purposes. Just because the shell is dated to the Second World War doesn't mean the markings on the shell are the same age.

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    Re: WW II Canadian Helmets

    Post by Jonhno on Wed Nov 13, 2013 8:01 pm

    have seen a very interesting Canadian Scottish helmet in the week, have to ask the owner if I can post a photo and also just referencing Bills post, I saw this helmet for sale

    http://prospectofwhitbyantiques.com/index.php/antiques/detail/canadian-regimental-flashed-artillery-helmet


    "This Reserve Force regiment originated in St. Catharines, Ontario on 1 April 1946 when the '44th Field Regiment, RCA' was authorized to be formed.1 It was redesignated the '44th Field Artillery Regiment, RCA' on 12 April 1960.2 It was reduced to nil strength and transferred to the Supplementary Order of Battle on 31 January 1965.3" quote http://www.cmp-cpm.forces.gc.ca/

    have to not let my enthusiasm for these get the better of me,



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    Re: WW II Canadian Helmets

    Post by thegate on Thu Nov 21, 2013 9:07 pm

    Hello all, here is one of my last acquisition a MKII on 1939 of it
    Royal Canadian Army Service Corps , it is painted in black and has a flash of type decal.
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    Re: WW II Canadian Helmets

    Post by Jonhno on Thu Jan 28, 2016 11:29 am

    not quite a decal, but have seen this type of name or such scratched onto the front of helmets in period photo's, whats nice from a research point of view is the canadian serial no. also a first for me is a british made shell with (what I believe original applied) Canadian made chinstrap, I added a canadian liner myself



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    Re: WW II Canadian Helmets

    Post by toutfou on Thu Jan 28, 2016 11:43 am

    Hi John.

    I had a british MKII helmet with "M.O.T.H.E.R" scratched on the front of the helmet.
    service number inside, wich belong to an Esat Lancashire Regiment soldier.

    I make an exchange many years ago, and i don't keep pictures of it.

    Seb

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    Re: WW II Canadian Helmets

    Post by Jonhno on Thu Jan 28, 2016 12:09 pm

    Interesting to hear Seb, I could swear I saw a period photo online, whilst looking for something else, of a helmet with MOO on the front group shot), but of course can't find it now

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