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Jerry B

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  1. That would make sense, post war Irish use.
  2. the helmet shell is by Fisher & Ludlow, a British maker. Post War Irish army use seems most likely, or perhaps a civilian factory fireguard unit. They only made shells between 1939-42, but the shells were reused by the irish into the post war period
  3. are there any markings on the underside of the helmet on the shell near the lugs or on the liner cradle? A pic of the underside might help.
  4. A lovely badge, and something I ever got into, but that is a stunner.
  5. the badge in the top three rows, in bronze I think for BD, is correct, as shown in the magazine, the other badge with the Royal Scots scroll is the other ranks badge.
  6. it has the queen Elizabeth crown (post 1953) on it not the Queen Victoria crown, fairly recently made and sadly not Victorian. also to note, the blue central jewel was introduced sometime after the reign of Victoria, though it was still used up to c. 1920, but on the wrong shape crown.
  7. Perhaps you misunderstood my post, but it is not 8th army, it is British Troops in Austria, (as I posted) and the Occupation Forces were mostly made up of ex 8th army soldiers so they used a very similar badge, in fact they are hard to tell apart.
  8. British troops occupation forces in Austria, an almost identical badge to the 8th Army
  9. Mike it is only some models of Great War Brodie helmet liners that potentially have asbestos in the crown pad. all WWII helmets are safe from this issue, though there are concerns about gas mask filters possibly having the same concerns. Certainly, the helmet shown here is completely safe, apart from dropping it on your toes.
  10. As regards the shield badge, the RAR wore a very similar badge.
  11. RAR is as you suggest, RRF is Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, no idea on the shield.
  12. Cool spelling mistake, uncommon but it's still a base metal sweetheart. If it was an actual cap badge with this you might get a bit for it.
  13. Thanks Jamie, indeed, Welsh is my main interest but I have a lot of Headgear and other items from throughout the UK including 3 Scottish Glengarry's and 1 Tam o Shanter, though nothing too exciting among them. I have a fair few corps items, such as RA or RE caps and uniforms but more Welsh than any other single group. I have quite a large collection of WWI medals of which easily 95% are for Welsh units or Welshmen and the same for metal badges, but my collection of cloth insignia covers the whole range of British Army units.
  14. Thanks BW. Another of mine, 2nd Battalion Royal Welch Fusiliers officers coloured filed service cap made in India just before WWII
  15. thanks BW. Another of mine, Victorian officer of the Welsh regiment volunteer battalions glengarry.
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