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    Nice War time Mk I HSRAC

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    Post by Van doos Thu Mar 13, 2014 6:02 am

    Hi!

    Anyone know were I can find pictures of a member of the Sherbrooke Fusiliers wearing a RAC helmet with the flash on the side?

    I try the LAC but I didn't find anything.

    Thanks for your help!

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    Post by kozowy1967 Thu Mar 13, 2014 6:27 am

    Morning Van Doos I will snoop around a little tonight after work and see what I can come up with I think I might have something on one of my files or flash cards somewhere as I do seem to remember seeing a period image just can't for the life of me remember if I have it on file or I seen it somewhere else have a good day.

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    Post by Van doos Thu Mar 13, 2014 6:40 am

    Good morning Mark!

    Thanks for your help.

    Since last night when I post pictures of my helmet on different forum and collector's pages, I received always the same comments:'' It's the first time we saw a helmet like this with a flash on the side.''

    It's important for me to support my collection with historical document. So if you can provide me a picture of a member of the Sherbrooks Fusiliers with a helmet with a flash on it, that will be great!

    Thanks!

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    Post by Bill Fri Mar 14, 2014 5:49 am

    Hi Van doos, The 27 CTR formation sign painted on your helmet represents a very short period of time in the history of the regiment. The patch with the gray stripe represents the 3 CTB, (later redesignated 3 CAB) . The tank (armoured) regiments of 3 CTB were flipped with the tank regiments of 2 CTB in July 1943. The sign must have been painted on the helmet between the time the Sherbrooke Fus were transferred from 4 CAD to 3 CAB until the time that regiment was exchanged in the order of battle with the "old" 2 CAB.
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    Post by kozowy1967 Fri Mar 14, 2014 5:54 am

    Morning Van doos well I spent a couple hours last night going through my reference material and I do not have it must have been on one of the many websites I have visited looking at images I will poke around a little more and see if I can find it .

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    Post by Van doos Fri Mar 14, 2014 6:26 am

    Thanks guys for your help.

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    Post by edstorey Fri Mar 14, 2014 7:55 pm

    From a 1943 Canadian trials report.

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    Post by kozowy1967 Fri Mar 14, 2014 8:03 pm

    Nice shot I have got to ask though upon enlarging the image to look at the chinstrap which IMO is a Mk II it would also appear there is a Mk III chinstrap attached as well must say I am a little baffled by this hmmm 

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    Post by edstorey Sun Mar 16, 2014 7:30 am

    The extra strap is part of a communications haedset.
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    Post by kozowy1967 Sun Mar 16, 2014 7:52 am

    Thanx Ed it all makes sense now.

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    Post by kozowy1967 Sun Aug 10, 2014 7:00 am

    Just thought I would update the thread with a few extra outdoor pics I have added a set of headphones and a microphone ( handset No'7 ) with the proper 5 point connecting plug.
    This set can be used with WS-19, WS-22, WS-31 and or WS 43 (with plug) and I believe are correct in this configuration to be used with this Mk I HSRAC .
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    Post by Timfire Sun Jul 30, 2023 8:14 am

    Timfire wrote: Nice War time Mk I HSRAC - Page 2 Img_0219 Nice War time Mk I HSRAC - Page 2 Img_0220 Nice War time Mk I HSRAC - Page 2 Img_0220
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    Post by Jonhno Thu Oct 05, 2023 8:03 pm

    Timfire wrote:
    Timfire wrote: Nice War time Mk I HSRAC - Page 2 Img_0219 Nice War time Mk I HSRAC - Page 2 Img_0220 Nice War time Mk I HSRAC - Page 2 Img_0220

    I saw this helmet pop up somewhere else? I could be wrong but it all looks a bit suspect to me, sorry
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    Post by Timfire Fri Oct 06, 2023 8:39 am

    How wrong someone can be !! Please enlighten with your thoughts of why you think it looks suspect
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    Check out ww2 headgear in military section at below site
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    Also can send 3 other assessments provided by professional ww2 helmet experts of which they all think this is completely authentic original and very rare , I have sold the helmet because somebody really wanted it for his collection but wanted to reply as wondered about how you come to think it’s suspect what qualifications you have to access that also then to put a comment like that on a open forum only makes me think that your extremely jealous

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