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    Question about helmets worn on D-Day and later during the battle of Normandy

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    Didier
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    Post by Didier Fri Nov 04, 2022 2:57 am

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    Regina Rifles on D-Day?
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    Highland Light Infantry

    The reason why I am asking the question is because I am a bit confused as to the type of helmet worn by Canadian troops on 6 June 1944 and later during the battle of Normandy.

    As far as I could judge by the photos I could find here and there, Mk III helmets were the rule within the Régiment de la Chaudière, the Royal Winnipeg Rifles, Highland Light Infantry and the North Shore Regiment.

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    Things look a bit more complicated with the Regina Rifle Regiment, where I could spot an apparent mix of Mk II and Mk III helmets.

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    Canadian troops landing after the assault and beach groups personnel seem to have worn Mk II helmets, though.

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    Does anybody on here have a clear view on the subject?


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    Post by Wouter Fri Nov 04, 2022 3:05 am

    Would there be a difference between first wave troops and follow-on forces? I know C Coy of the Canadian Scottish, which went in with the Winnipeg Rifles, were issued Mk III helmets.
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    Post by Didier Fri Nov 04, 2022 3:33 am

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    That would be a logical explanation. I have just found a picture of two North Shore personnel during the battle of Normandy: one is wearing a Mk III helmet and is termed a "veteran" by the caption while the other, who is wearing a Mk II helmet, is said to be a later reinforcement (also worthy of note is the fact that he is wearing ammo boots together with gaiters).

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    Privates W.J Lutz, J.D Hines (with his guitar) and R. Lecoeyer (all three with P37 ankle gaiters on) on 10th July 1944.

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    Private Norman Milton and corporal Frank Maxwell on 19th July 1944

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    Lance Sergeant (then a private) Earl Henry McAllister (1923-1944), Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada.

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    North Nova Scotia Highlanders, 18th July 1944.

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