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I was hoping someone might help me identify this helmet as I am fairly new to collecting British items. I'm fairly sure this is just a standard mkII infantrymans helmet manufactured 1943. I can see the manufacturer is printed as RO COLU but does anyone have any idea who this is? Additionally while I can tell the leather lining was likely a recent refurbishment by the helmets previous owner it has an old leather chin strap which based on its condition appears pre 50's. This was non-standard on mkII's so does anyone know where this could have come from? I was thinking it could have been one of the ones the ones the Dutch replaced when they bought a bunch at the end of ww2 but I couldn't find a reference picture. Any help is massively appreciated, thanks a lot!

 

 

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The maker of the helmet shell is Rubbery Owen & Company.  The liner is probably post war Belgian, and I have no idea on the chin strap, but I assume it went in with the liner.

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I've had another response from someone saying it was more likely a Greek refurbishment. What makes you think it's Belgian as opposed to Greek? Many thanks Jerry.

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