New Helmet: British Other Ranks Home Service Helmet – Prince of Wales’ Own Civil Service Rifles


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Here is a rare Victorian Era British Other Ranks Home Service Helmet to the Prince of Wales’ Own Civil Service Rifles. That was an infantry regiment of the Volunteer Force and Territorial Force of the British Army from 1798 to 1921; it saw active service in the Boer War and World War I as part of the London Regiment. The unit – as the name suggests – was made up entirely of volunteer civil servants and their friends. On formation of the Territorial Force in 1908 the Civil Service Rifles became part of the newly formed London Regiment and was titled 15th Battalion London Regiment (Civil Service Rifles).





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Congratulations Pete, I have always loved the look and quality of these Home Service helmets, very cool!


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I agree, always loved these, only have one and a couple of plates, but could easily get into collecting them.

stuka f

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Love them too!
I got one, but it turned out to be a bogus...
So it stayed with that one.