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Hello everybody

My name is Mats and i am from sweden and collect swedish military hats and helmets. I come across this mkII some years ago , but i have never found out what it really is? Could you please help me.

regards Mats 

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Mats,

I don't have a definite answer for you but a red band on WW2 Fire Brigade helmets denoted a Leading Fireman I believe, not saying that is what it is by the way. Could also be a Factory or Company logo represented on the front. Do not believe it represents a British Army Regiment but may be wrong.

Regards Simon

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Hi

I am  interested in the history of the helmet and all information i get is valuble to me.

mats

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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.

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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

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I think that the symbol on the front is one that may have been used by the Irish Civil Defence in the 1950's. Not sure but a possibility.

Dave.

 

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2 hours ago, Dave Wilkinson said:

I think that the symbol on the front is one that may have been used by the Irish Civil Defence in the 1950's. Not sure but a possibility.

Dave.

 

That would make sense, post war Irish use.

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I have this Mk IV helmet, badged to the Irish Defence Forces Training Centre which I bought as a Military Police helmet.

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