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    Brodie MK II helmet - A.R.P. Sackville, NB

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    Nordlav
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    Post by Nordlav on Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:24 pm

    Recently purchased this relatively clean example of a local Air Raid Precautions service helmet. Based on my limited knowledge and research it appears to be a combat grade Brodie style helmet shell, rejected for combat use and assigned for ARP use. I purchased it from a family member of the ARP serviceman  who served in the role in Sackville, New Brunswick during WWII. It has the following features:

    - No manufacturer's stamp or markings (possible manufacturer General Steel Wares -G.S.W.?).
    - Constructed of non magnetic steel.
    - Chin strap lugs are riveted, not welded.
    - Interior liner is stamped "7 1/2, V.M.C., II, 1942" on one strap.


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