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RFC Cap Type Flying Helmet / RAF MK.1 Helmet

RFC Cap Type Flying Helmet / RAF MK.1 Helmet

Code: SOLD-1272

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Tan chromed leather helmet with fur trimmed fold-back peak, press studded ear flaps for use with Gosport communication earpieces/tubes and cylindrical wind deflectors. Blanket lined in the crown with fur lining in the lower section. This particular type of helmet was introduced around 1914 and later re-designated the 'Flying Helmet, MK.1, 22c/12'. The leather is generally good and remains supple. There is some wear on exposed edges and minor surface peeling adjacent to the centre seam at the rear of the helmet (see photo). Only part of the simple leather strap is present and the buckle is partially severed. The blanket lining has a couple of seam splits but is otherwise good. The fur trim is worn on the edges and notably at the temples (see photo). No label or markings but typical of this pattern and those seen in period photos. Reasonably good overall condition and an excellent display piece. Stock code H18303.