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Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 05-14-2020, 03:27 AM
Replies: 11
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Posted By Bond
not that you asked, but I doubt that net is...

not that you asked, but I doubt that net is original to the helmet, from seeing the stacking mark.
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 05-02-2020, 09:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 258
Posted By Bond
thank you for the underneath shot of the complete...

thank you for the underneath shot of the complete cap. Imo it is post WWI, the shape of the peak is wrong for the earlier period unless the canadians did something very different to the british
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 04-28-2020, 11:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 258
Posted By Bond
nice cap, I would like to see the underside in...

nice cap, I would like to see the underside in its entirety as the peak looks a bit later than great war in its shape, though the very thin chinstrap is early, but is an easy item to swap. nice cap...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 04-26-2020, 03:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 241
Posted By Bond
as far as I am aware, no, they were introduced...

as far as I am aware, no, they were introduced too late for wartime service
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 04-19-2020, 10:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 211
Posted By Bond
J Dixon and sons, 1917 liner

J Dixon and sons, 1917 liner
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 11-15-2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 285
Posted By Bond
only royal regiments had blue collar and cuffs,...

only royal regiments had blue collar and cuffs, so royal berks regiment is probably correct
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 10-29-2019, 04:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 772
Posted By Bond
I saw this posted on another forum Fred. The...

I saw this posted on another forum Fred.

The glen is probably WWI period as it has a leather edge band, unusual in that the RSG did not normally wear the glen but who can say with such things, a...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 10-19-2019, 05:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 313
Posted By Bond
late WWII or early post war pre 53 officers cap...

late WWII or early post war pre 53 officers cap with very wide officers chinstrap and war time economy plastic badge
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 10-16-2019, 04:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 512
Posted By Bond
army catering corps with arm of service strip and...

army catering corps with arm of service strip and overseas service stripes

the medal ribbons are 39-45 star france and germany star, defence medal and mention in dispatches oak leaf
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 10-08-2019, 04:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 621
Posted By Bond
the band is faux leather from 1950's/60's, the...

the band is faux leather from 1950's/60's, the maker did not make berets in WWII, the badge is an obvious fake, with dustbin lid feet on the lugs and it is hollow back which I am sure is wrong, and...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 09-27-2019, 04:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 321
Posted By Bond
A very good example, I have a similar one for the...

A very good example, I have a similar one for the Welsh from the Boer war period, as the colours do not have the south africa battle honours on it, it is specifically for the welsh being 41st foot,...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 09-26-2019, 03:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 580
Posted By Bond
there were lots of these types of printed flags...

there were lots of these types of printed flags produced for various "events" during the late victorian period and the boer war, a lovely item but you might never get a definitive answer on what it...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 09-25-2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 580
Posted By Bond
might not be military at all, the crown is the...

might not be military at all, the crown is the guelphic crown associated with prince albert
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 09-16-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 417
Posted By Bond
An odd liner, new one one me. Why do you...

An odd liner, new one one me.

Why do you think this is an aussie lid?
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 08-22-2019, 03:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 497
Posted By Bond
size markings do not look british, French perhaps?

size markings do not look british, French perhaps?
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 08-20-2019, 07:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,497
Posted By Bond
Got my copy of Ade's book on home front helmets,...

Got my copy of Ade's book on home front helmets, truly an eye opener on the variants out there and good on all the techie stuff too.

Well worth the price IMO.
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Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 08-18-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 348
Posted By Bond
I don't remember ever seeing that type of net...

I don't remember ever seeing that type of net before.

Painted over stacking marks under the net, but cant go wrong for £20
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 08-11-2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 644
Posted By Bond
I can only assume that people want to see if it...

I can only assume that people want to see if it is a MKI* rather than a MKII, do you know if it is possible to tell the difference without seeing the shell stampings
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 07-29-2019, 03:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 322
Posted By Bond
I know about BS's & headgear, but much Scottish...

I know about BS's & headgear, but much Scottish stuff is particular to them and I am by no means an expert.
If you post stuff here I will comment if I can but I do not tend to operate outside the...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 07-28-2019, 04:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 322
Posted By Bond
The BD is post war 49 pattern.

The BD is post war 49 pattern.
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 07-24-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 644
Posted By Bond
Most early MKII's went to the home front and the...

Most early MKII's went to the home front and the army used MKI*'s, only later were the inferior grade helmets produced and issued to the home front, home guard or whomever.

Can you see any...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 07-22-2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 644
Posted By Bond
it appears to have started life as a grey green...

it appears to have started life as a grey green home front helmet, then has a black ARP/Warden overpaint and then some green and brown paint on top. Perhaps he transferred from ARP to home guard.
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 07-06-2019, 03:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 297
Posted By Bond
The other nations have different acceptance marks...

The other nations have different acceptance marks and inspectors marks, so at least British used if not made. Also LTD sounds British, Aussie stuff is usually PTY and Indian stuff has circular...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 06-30-2019, 12:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,057
Posted By Bond
Hansons and I think on July 26th.

Hansons and I think on July 26th.
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 06-27-2019, 10:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,225
Posted By Bond
great pics, very interesting

great pics, very interesting
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