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    WW1 Camouflage M16

    Hello, I saw this helmet in a shop today and noticed it had a unique camouflage pattern. Does anyone have any thoughts on its authenticity or can make out the name? Thanks, Winston
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    I found something like this for sale on a Ukrainian portal.

    It reminds me of that bagpiper in the trench warfare scene from War Horse (2011).
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    Researched Home Service Helmets

    That is really cool about your first helmet. Finding out about the actual person behind the name is probably why I love these helmets so much. Combing through the army lists is always exciting. This was also the first helmet I saw with metal trim around the rear peak. It could be an early...
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    Home Service Royal Artillery

    Awesome Helmet. It will look great next to your artillery collection. Ive never seen/noticed one with a turning wheel. It’s crazy that you found a badge like that after the topic came up a while ago. Cool ship in the background too, HMS Victory?.
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    Researched Home Service Helmets

    Hello everyone, Here are 2 more helmets from my collection. Here is a Victorian grey cloth helmet to the 1st Northamptonshire Rifle Volunteer Corps. This plate was used from when home service helmets were first issued to the unit in 1879 up until 1887 when the unit officially changed its name...
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    Some More British Helmets

    I have been out of town for the past week, but I hope I will still be of some help. My spiked helmets range from 10-12 in including spike and my artillery is about 10 in including ball. Great looking helmet by the way! (y)
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    Some More British Helmets

    Peter, You have an awesome collection and having your own cap to go along with it must make it 100 times better. The cap badge from your grandfather is really cool and its amazing that that’s been kept safe for all this time. I couldn’t help but notice that you have a malta artillery badge. The...
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    Some More British Helmets

    I have an early Edwardian volunteer artillery cap from the 9 Lancashire Artillery Volunteers. It is the only Edwardian item from the uniform set of Captain Musgrave I mentioned earlier. It was made by Hobson & Sons and hidden behind the label there is a newspaper, probably to offer extra...
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    Some More British Helmets

    The wheel on my artillery plate doesn’t turn and I haven’t seen any others that do. But I will keep my eye out in case I see something.
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    German WW1 Headdress Collection

    Thank you for your help. My brother is very excited to finally know what the markings are for.
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    Some More British Helmets

    Hello Patrick, Thank you for your advice regarding extra plate holes. When I first noticed them, I wasn’t happy, but as you said, the 51st plate is something rare and interesting to have. When I started to collect home service helmets, a green cloth was at the top of my list, and I am very...
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    Some More British Helmets

    Here are two more helmets from my collection, This is a volunteer artillery helmet. It isn’t in great condition and the wear can definitely be seen upon inspection of the helmet. It still retains its original silk liner although half of it has come detached. It is unnamed, has no specific unit...
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    German WW1 Headdress Collection

    Hello, These are from my brother’s WW1 collection. I believe there is 1 Bavarian m1910, 1 Prussian full dress m1910, and a Prussian feldmutze. If anybody can provide information on whether the markings inside the feldmutze are regimental and to which regiment they would belong to it would be...
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    Home Service Helmet to an Inspector of Army Schools

    As promised here is a picture of its uniform for those of you who might be interested.
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    Home Service Helmet to the 59th Regiment

    Hello everyone, This came up during my research, but I hadn’t thought to post it until I saw b. loree’s reply in the welcome section. For any Canadians out there, Lake was Canadian on his mother’s side and as such he is credited as the first Canadian commander of the Canadian Army. He died in...
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    Braunschweig Infantry Regt nr 92 Officer's Sword

    I have a Victorian British rifles officer sword which shares some features with yours, but yours is in much better condition. Cool find.
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    Hello Peter, I do have a paper copy of your book “A Gallery of Military Headdress” Inaugural edition, Volume 1. The section on Home Service Helmets is really informational and I appreciate how their is a whole section dedicated to the Gloucestershire back badge. I also found your point...
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    Hello

    Thank you everyone, Ive been checking this place out for a while and am very excited to finally be a member.
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    Home Service Helmet to an Inspector of Army Schools

    This is an Edwardian home service helmet with tin to Inspector of Army Schools Captain James Cunningham. James served as an Army Schoolmaster for 22 years, serving all over the British Empire, notably in India, Malta, and Ireland. He was promoted from an army schoolmaster to an Inspector on July...
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    Home Service Helmet to the 59th Regiment

    Hello, Thank you for the comments everyone. aicusv, did something happen to the photos?
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