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Hello,

I collect British home service helmets and uniforms. I have recently purchased what I believe to be an Edwardian Inspector of Army Schools uniform set. The set contains a full dress tunic, belt, and a home service helmet in its original carry tin. It also contained a cross belt and pouch, but it was lost by the seller. The plate on the carry tin reads “J. Cunningham Esq.” and under it the letters “I. A. S.” It was sold to me as an Education Corps Uniform, but after seeing the initials and doing some research I came to the conclusion that it was an Inspector’s uniform. The set seems to match the 1900 dress regulations perfectly, minus the king's crowns and Edward VII cypher. Due to the scarcity of items relating to the inspectors I haven’t been able to find much else to compare with. I was wondering if anyone had any more information about an Inspector’s uniform or examples of their badges. The inside of the helmet says Best London Manufacture and I was also interested in whether anyone had any knowledge as to who exactly made it. I don’t know if it has anything to do with the helmet/uniform manufacturer, but the buttons are all Pitt & Co.

 

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