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This helmet was worn and is still worn by some units......  This is the home service pattern......

 

The helmet should have a ball and not a spike as it is artillery.....

 

Mike

 

 

 

I think the first is the Victorian period home service helmet, is it not?  With a King's Crown plate.  Pity the spike is missing.  I agree that both are very likely pre-WWI.

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guys did the royal marines use this kind of plume ?

No, I don't believe that they used any plume whatsoever. I had a RM helmet very similiar to the one shown, with a King's Crown, same as worn today, but with a Queen's Crown.

When the Royal Marine Artillery and Royal Marine Light Infantry were amalgamated, around 1922 I believe, the helmet of the RMLI was used, but with a ball device to the spike, as used by the RMA.

 

                                                                           BobS

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I just checked Chas. Stadden's book on Royal Marine Uniforms. Both the RMLI & RMA wore the white wolesley helmet just prior to WWI; the RMLI used to wear the typical infantry 1878 pattern home service helmet previously.  A close friend of mine has an officer's version, and it's a beauty.

The RMA and RMLI amalgamated in 1923.

 

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