Unknown maker and size. This is a true tropical issue 'Wolseley' helmet with its distinctive high domed top and duckbill neck. They differ from the 'Pith' helmet that has a flatter crown and edges that curl under all the way around. Lined inside with green fabric and the crown was originally lined with 'coolair aluminex' to help keep the head temperature down. Complete with a narrow puggaree band. The left side of the crown is partially squashed and the aluminium foil inside the crown is largely absent. On the plus side the helmet remains reasonably clean and the inner leather band and chinstrap/buckle are good. The former is War Department broad arrow marked and date stamped 'N' (1943). This belonged to Flight Lieutenant Hubert Pierce who flew as a pilot with 216 bomber transport squadron. He was also the squadron's entertainment officer. Purchased directly from the family. A reasonably good example and an excellent display piece. Stock code H27382.