Hill677 wrote:Just had a thought... What is under the canvas cover ?? Plain helmet or painted 3rd Div patch.. or a Margeurite :?: :?:
You are more than welcome to see my PPCLI stuff. Yes, the helmet cover is certainly a anomoly but I do not think it is (well, was) a one off. I have seen one other embroidered cap badge that matched the one on my cover but I did not fathom what it was for. I think this cover was styled after the badged officer helmets (as per your photo and God, I am still searching for that helmet) and was likely only custom ordered in a very small quantity.
A fellow in the States found it recently along with a collection of WW1 US helmets, kit etc. Unfortunately that is all I know about it. There is no name or maker inside the cover and for the record, the helmet is only a WW2 MKII shell which I use to display the cover. No hidden treasures.