Edmonton Civil Defence Mk.II

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    Edmonton Civil Defence Mk.II

    Post by mk1rceme on Fri Nov 27, 2009 3:05 pm

    Here is one of my two Civil Defence helmets. It is the same as the helmet shown on page 16 of Tin Lids - Canadian Combat Helmets - 2nd edition by Roger Lucy. And as the book says, it would have been reissued in the post-WWII Cold War era to the city of Edmonton Civil Defence Corps. This one looks like it is in a bit better shape than the one shown in Tin Lids.

    Shell is made by Canadian Lamp Co. and dated 1943. Liner is also dated 1943 and made by Viceroy Manufacturing Co.





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    Re: Edmonton Civil Defence Mk.II

    Post by Edmonton Civil Defence on Sat Aug 06, 2011 9:48 am

    I am Fred Armbruster the founder of the Edmonton Civil Defence Museum. I am looking to bring as many EDM helmets home. Can you help or have suggestions?

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    Re: Edmonton Civil Defence Mk.II

    Post by GCR817 on Sat Aug 06, 2011 11:50 am

    Hi Fred,

    I just had a look at your website and I really enjoyed it. Are you you looking for other CD items as well as the Edmonton helmets? I've got a variety of CD helmets but they are not exclusively from Edmonton.

    Cheers,

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    Post by mk1rceme on Sat Aug 06, 2011 7:19 pm

    I know of quite a few people in Europe who have the same helmet...looks like they were distributed all over the place. Could be a feat to get them all back.

    Your site looks great! And welcome to the forum!


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    Re: Edmonton Civil Defence Mk.II

    Post by Edmonton Civil Defence on Sat Aug 06, 2011 9:36 pm

    GCR817 wrote:Hi Fred,

    I just had a look at your website and I really enjoyed it. Are you you looking for other CD items as well as the Edmonton helmets? I've got a variety of CD helmets but they are not exclusively from Edmonton.

    Cheers,

    Geoff

    Geoff! Thank you so much for your reply and yes I am looking for everything from the CD as well as Edmonton CD helmets. Any help you can provide would be forever grateful.
    I'm very happy to hear that you enjoyed the website. It is a on going project.

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    Re: Edmonton Civil Defence Mk.II

    Post by Edmonton Civil Defence on Sat Aug 06, 2011 9:44 pm

    mk1rceme wrote:I know of quite a few people in Europe who have the same helmet...looks like they were distributed all over the place. Could be a feat to get them all back.

    Your site looks great! And welcome to the forum!

    Hi Dale! Thank you and I am happy you like the site!
    The Brodie helmet was regular issue for the British and Canadian military. The helmets were then passed onto the CD departments and were mostly painted white. The helmets them self are very comfortable for being made of steel. The American version on the other hand was a torture device in my opinion.

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    Re: Edmonton Civil Defence Mk.II

    Post by Infanteer on Sun Aug 07, 2011 1:58 pm

    Small point but if you are involved with a museum then details are important... MkII helmets are technically not Brodie helmets. Brodie helmets were issued during the First World War and while the shape is very similar it is not the same and the liner system in a Brodie helmet is completely different.

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    Re: Edmonton Civil Defence Mk.II

    Post by Edmonton Civil Defence on Sun Aug 07, 2011 2:14 pm

    Infanteer wrote:Small point but if you are involved with a museum then details are important... MkII helmets are technically not Brodie helmets. Brodie helmets were issued during the First World War and while the shape is very similar it is not the same and the liner system in a Brodie helmet is completely different.

    Thank you and your correct details are important

    Cheers

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