I'm a new member, I'm French and was born at Caen long time ago and live today in a small village on Gold Beach sector in Normandy.
I've been collecting British and Canadian militaria for about 45 years and have always been interrested by the history of the Normandy battle during summer 1944 and the liberation campain of the NWE 1944-45.
Some years ago I was fortunate to get an untouched Canadian MKII helmet which was a sleeper for long years in a local house. This helmet was found out in a house in Fleury-sur-Orne in September 1944 when the owners came back after the battle was over and civilians who had been evacuated were permitted to go back to their houses. The camouflage net which is a two colors canadian made and the pieces of colored hessian rolls are original on the helmet. There is a flash painted on the side of the helmet. For a time I thought it was a RCAMC flash but today I'm not sure anymore. In my opinion this helmet has a connection either with the 2nd Canadian Infantry Div. or the 4th Canadian Armoured Div.
Any thought welcomed!