WW2 (& POSTWAR) BRITISH TOMMY HELMET

WW2 (& POSTWAR) BRITISH TOMMY HELMET

£425.00

SKU: 8882 Category:

Description

A very good condition WW2 ‘Tommy’ helmet with early first pattern liner.

Liner is marked ‘VERO I’ and dated 1939. Shell I believe is with a maker marking but has been covered with the period refinish.

Shell is in dent and damage free condition, with a good ‘heavy’ sand khaki green finish.

To the helmet front is a superb 53rd (City of London) A.A. Regiment R.A. (T) transfer. And to the left side as worn the bi-coloured RA blue and red flash.

The front transfer is in excellent condition with minor cracking and detail loss. The left side RA bi-coloured transfer has faired less well with much of it worn off. (See images).

Chin strap is absent.

53rd (City of London) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment, R.A. was a volunteer air defence unit of Britain’s Territorial Army from 1922 until 1961. During WW2 it fought in the Battle of France and the Blitz Postwar it reverted to the AA artillery role.

Its probably a fair assumption to suggest that the transfers are a post war addition probably made in the 19150’s.

Nice helmet !