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Is there anyone out there who could help identify this helmet a bit more.


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Scooter007

I believe it is a helmet belonging to British tank personnel but I’m not too sure, there is also some red markings on the side so I would be very grateful if anyone could shed some light onto those. Thanks.

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Davejb

From what I m seeing its a Fld Reg RA , The side part could have been a Divisional sign, as to what i,m not sure but its a 43 so its a good one

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Scooter007

Thanks, I cant seem to find any Royal Artillery helmets of this style, They all seem to be brodie helmets. It looks quite similar to a tanker helmet or para helmet but maybe there is just no pictures of them as artillery helmets.

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Desert Rat

Hello Scooter,

Welcome to this Great Military Website....Although I am not a follower of WW1- WW2 Helmets (only The French Resistance items) I am pleased that Davejb was able to assist you....He is the Man on MCN.

Best to you both.....Desert Rat/ Ian

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Davejb

Look on Google , or just type in British ww2 tanker helmets, there are loads on sites, The name RA is just what they were given as a lot of tank crews wore them, but others had them as well

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Desert Rat

Hello Scooter,

I have had a look through Google at  many different types of helmet as in your first image, I am no expert  but the one in the link below looks much the same??

I think it could be a Para helmet ......????

But it seems to have the same strap or very similar?

By the way if I am wrong about this .....Please correct me, as there are many more knowledgable members than me on MCN.....!!!

https://bid.candtauctions.co.uk/m/lot-details/index/catalog/54/lot/17510?url=%2Fm%2Fview-auctions%2Fcatalog%2Fid%2F54%3Fpage%3D8

Have another look and see what you you can find?

ww2 british royal artillery helmets----Google

Best to you......Desert Rat/ Ian

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Davejb

This is a RAC Tank Helmet as it is stated on the Auction site that sold it, Para helmets have a different internal webbing set up, but this is the same type as the one you have an interest in

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Desert Rat

Ok Dave,

I wasn't sure and I am glad you have enlightened me...I just thought I would try and help him.....but I got it all wrong, thanks for the info.

Best to you & your wife I hope all is well.

Desert Rat/ Ian

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Desert Rat

Hello Scooter,

A real shame we cannot see the insignia on the helmet very clearly, but I am intrigued as to the markings etc, although Dave is probably your best bet for his knowledge, I just come up with a couple of images that may?????? assist you?

I am not sure, but searching through Google but this is what I found, right or wrong I don't really know?

Best to you.....Desert Rat/ Ian

https://www.google.com/search?q=ww2+rOYAL+ARTILLERY++tank+helmet+insignia&tbm=isch&ved=2ahUKEwif_7TXsKHvAhUF-4UKHT8sBk8Q2-cCegQIABAA&oq=ww2+rOYAL+ARTILLERY++tank+helmet+insignia&gs_lcp=CgNpbWcQDFCRixdYkeEXYOD8F2gAcAB4AIABfogB8AuSAQQxNS4ymAEAoAEBqgELZ3dzLXdpei1pbWfAAQE&sclient=img&ei=OXRGYN_-CYX2lwS_2Jj4BA&bih=588&biw=1350&rlz=1C1CHBD_en-GBGB691GB691#imgrc=nFC0SJpT8BJDWM&imgdii=_pmn_ACt8V6plM

ww2 ROYAL ARTILLERY  tank helmet insignia--------Google

http://www.spandaumilitariashop.com/1939-dated-army-royal-artillery-steel-helmet/

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Davejb

Ian, you are showing  an Ordinary steel helmet, not a tankers helmet, there are at least a few hundred different divisional markings and I dont think we will be anywhere near finding what the markings were in this helmet, plus for sum reason Scooter is not replying to our comments at this time

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