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Hi Mervyn

If somebody did paint it for that reason, they don't know their helmets either,as the officer's helmet had silver metal fittings. A mystery!

Patrick

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It's a while since I've posted , so I'll add a few more helmets over the next few days. This one is to Major Graham of the Cheshire Regiment, later Major General Edward Graham.

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Patrick

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Patrick

Oh, that's lovely! :jumping: Clearly you have a large collection room to display these. And an understanding partner? ;)

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Peter, thanks

My helmets have to fit into my study, which isn't very big, although some of the ones shown in the past have moved on to finance new purchases. The only one which is allowed out of the study is the 3rd Dragoon Guards, shown earlier, because the brass and the red and white plume go well with the decor in in our lounge! My wife is actually very tolerant, although she does from time to time make the point that I'll spend hundreds of pounds on a blue cloth helmet or medal without jibbing (much) whereas I'll think twice before spending £50 on something for the house or garden. No doubt others will have experienced this!

Patrick

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Time for an update

1.2nd Volunteer Battalion Norfolk Regiment

Named inside to 'Arnold'. Not researched yet.

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2. 7th Lancashire Artillery Volunteers

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3. 64th (2nd South Staffordshire) Regiment of Foot

The numerals were only worn on home service helmets for three years before re-organisation and the introduction of territorial titles for regiments. The helmet is named inside to Captain Dugmore 64th Regt, and came with a named tin to this officer. If anybody has the time to google Captain Dugmore 64th foot , you'll find that he doesn't appear to have been much of an officer and a gentleman!

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Patrick

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No, not our sort at all! Still, some mothers do have 'em and I suppose every large organization - including armies - gets its share. An interesting side note on the Empire and its administration.

Peter

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A lovely selection of headgear, very good to see them in their glory.

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Another one to add. Lothians and Berwickshire Yeomanry Cavalry. This unit existed from 1888-1902.

Unfortunately a piece of the ornate decoration on the helmet plate is missing alongside the crown. I have seen similar damage on a couple of other helmets to this unit, presumably because the delicate design of a wreath of thistles makes it susceptible to this type of harm. Anyway these helmets are so few and far between that I bought it despite the problem. Patrick

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Patrick,

it has been a while since I have viewed your collection. It is superb with many additions since I was last around.

Stuart

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Hi Stuart

I haven't been on here much recently. Good to see that you've returned to the fold.

I think 'superb' more accurately describes your collection, rather than mine!

Patrick

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Problems with photo. New post below

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A new arrival. This is a green cloth helmet to the Shropshire Light Infantry, pre-1891. The light infantry regiments wore green cloths rather than the blue cloths worn by other regiments.The photo doesn't really do it justice, as the green of the cloth has become more of a blue in the process of importing the photo from Photobucket. The gilt is very bright and nicely toned- difficult to capture, as natural light is awful on the shortest day of the year in Scotland, so I've had to use flash.

Patrick.

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Hi Patrick

A thing of beauty, the helmet that is, just to be clear. Congratulations on a great addition to your collection and thanks for posting this one, I'm sure Stuart will be interested.

Regards

Brian

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Thanks Brian

Still can't believe I got this one. It was on ebay at a very reasonable starting price and I got it for that price with no competition. Don't know if everybody else was spent up before Christmas!

Patrick

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Hi Patrick,

looks to be in great condition. Pre-1891 so that means the scroll reads "The Shropshire Lt. Infty, yes?

Regards,

Stuart

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Hi Stuart

Exactly!

Have a good Christmas.

Patrick

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