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RAF issue 'Wolseley' helmet


Code: U23270

By Helmets Ltd. of Wheathampstead.  Size 67/8.  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, the crown lined with 'coolair aluminex' to help keep the head temperature down.  In very good to excellent condition with only light soiling.  Complete with a nice RAF flash stitched on the puggaree.  Minor damage to the aluminium foil inside at the crown.  One strap hook remains but the strap is absent.  The inner leather band is clearly marked 'F. Newey 229' and has a paper label with manufacturer's details, war department broad arrow mark and 1941 date.  A very nice example of this helmet and an excellent display piece.  Stock code H23270.