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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.
  16. One of mine, South Lancs, Prince of Wales Vols.
  17. Peter, most of the WWI examples I have seen have a white plastic looking buttons, this is the only one I have seen with the metal buttons and also it came out of a skip with other later Victorian/Edwardian items which perhaps makes it a bit earlier than the others I have seen.

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    WWII German Luftwaffe tropical sun helmet made by Clemens Wagner, nicely marked thought the makers name is tucked behind the sweatband. Undated but it is from 1941-43. All original parts though I replaced the eagle with an original I owned, otherwise untouched. Sadly many of these lost their badges but I had one to put on it as they can be hard to find and expensive if you don't have one. £300.00 + P&P, which depends on what you want and where you live, I put £30 in the box because it was required. I prefer Paypal I will cover the fees. I am open to sensible offers. Feel free to ask any questions or for other photo's of anything you want to see. Obviously condition is as in the photo's, I have tried to show everything wrong with it. The crown of the dome is slightly crushed as can be seen and there are some dark stains/dust on it.


  19. I also have a WWII Royal Army Medical Corp BD blouse with original insignia. It is a Canadian made example dated to early 1945 with RAMC titles and London District divisional cloth patches.
  20. I am not a medical collector but I do have this C. WWI or perhaps slightly earlier British armband with red cross and Army Medical Service inkstamp
  21. The two mess jackets I own both have shoulder straps fitted, other than that I cannot add anything to the discussion. Perhaps a school army cadet uniform rather than military college. I also have a unknown pillbox perhaps form a similar source or maybe a band in the case of the one I have.
  22. except the dome vent and liner suspension was introduced c.1930 and the foil lining was used in 1942/3. There was an earlier period when the foil was used but not in conjunction with the vent and liner of these types. it might have been pimped.
  23. c. 1942/43. No idea on value.
  24. indeed Leigh, rasc as you say. I have a 1965 dated example with rasc piping but rcot buttons and badge as they became the latter in 65. I also have a later rcot fs cap with golden yellow piping.
  25. An old thread; but the cap is as Clive stated a Royal Corps of Transport forage cap with incorrect Royal Engineers badge added to it. The makers mark is Herbert Johnson and is by appointment to the late King George VI so dates to between 1953 and a few years when the royal warrant was changed to by appointment to the Queen (QEII).