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WW1 French Army Veteran’s M15 Adrian Combat Helmet With 'RF' (République Française) Helmet Badge, Liner & Chin Strap Presented To A Veteran Of The Great War With Inscribed Ornate Brass Brim Plate. Sn 15575 - 15575
The M15 Adrian helmet (French: Casque Adrian) was a combat helmet issued to the French Army during World War 1. It was the first standard helmet of the French Army and was designed when millions of French troops were engaged in trench warfare The later M 1926 helmet was made of a single piece of pressed steel without joining rim and top combe. This is an original WW1 M15 French Adrian Combat Helmet complete with sweatband liner and chinstrap with buckle presented to a WW1 French Army Veteran in memory of the Great War. The helmet is fitted with an original Infantry 'RF' (République Française) helmet badge featuring an armour breast plate & helm and has an ornate brass plate riveted to the brim engraved ‘Soldat De La Grande Guerre (Soldier Of The Great War) 1914-1918’ . The helmet has scuffs and patina consistent with age and retains some of its original dark blue / grey paint finish. It is approx UK size 6 1/2. The price for this presentation WW1 Adrian includes UK delivery. Sn 15575
£245.00

RARE, WW1 German M16 Combat Helmet With Original Sectional Camouflage Paint & Original Padded Liner Marked ‘916’. Sn 15574 - 15574
WW1 M16 /17 German camouflage combat helmets had many paint design variants (see pages 46-95 of Helmets of the First War By Haselgrove & Radovic). This original WW1 German M16 Combat helmet is as found & has not been messed with. It has its original Camouflage sectioned paint pattern in shades of greens and browns sectioned by broad black painted lines. It has no dents and even patina all rivets are in place, one chin strap lug is absent. The helmet retains its original leather headband liner with cloth pads stuffed with horsehair. One pad is ink stamped ‘916’. The helmet has no visible manufacturer and /or size stamps. It is approx. UK size 7. The price for this rare, original WW1 helmet with original camouflage paint includes UK delivery. Sn 15574
£795.00

Victorian 9th Queen's Royal Lancers Cavalry Uniform Pill Box Hat / Side Cap By J.H. Conway Master Taylor. HE 874 - HE 874
The 9th Queen's Royal Lancers was a Cavalry Regiment of the British Army, first raised in 1715. It saw service for three centuries, including the First and Second World Wars. The Regiment survived the immediate post-war reduction in forces, but was amalgamated with the 12th Royal Lancers to form the 9th/12th Royal Lancers in 1960. The Regiment was formed by Major-General Owen Wynne as Owen Wynne's Regiment of Dragoons in Bedford in 1715 as part of the response to the Jacobite rising. In April 1813, the Regiment returned to England. They were re-designated as a Lancer formation in 1816 and became the 9th (or Queen's Royal) Lancers in honour of Queen Adelaide in 1830 (Queen Adelaide was the Queen Consort of King Willianm IV and the Regiment was awarded the privilege of bearing her Royal Cypher). The Regiment was posted to India in 1842. It saw action at the Battle of Punniar in December 1843 during the Gwalior Campaign. It also fought at the Battle of Sobraon in February 1846 during the First Anglo-Sikh War and undertook a successful charge at the Battle of Gujrat in February 1849 during the Second Anglo-Sikh War. The Regiment then fought at the siege and capture of Delhi and the relief of Lucknow in summer 1857, as well as the capture of Lucknow in spring 1858 during the Indian Rebellion: the Regiment, which was described by the rebels as the Delhi Spearmen, was awarded twelve Victoria Crosses. The Regiment was renamed the 9th (The Queen's Royal) Lancers in 1861. The Regiment was posted to Afghanistan in 1878 and marched through the Khyber Pass in March 1879 as part of the Cavalry Brigade led by General Hugh Henry Gough. Following the murder of the British ambassador and his guards at Kabul in September 1879, the Regiment saw action at the Battle of Charasiab in October 1879. During the Second Anglo-Afghan War. The Commanding Officer of the Regiment, Lieutenant-Colonel Robert Cleland, was killed while leading a charge at the Battle of Killa Kazi in December 1879. A Squadron from the Regiment took part in the Second Battle of Charasiab in April 1880 and the Regiment, as a whole, undertook the long march, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Henry Bushman, leading to the relief of Kandahar and defeat of Ayub Khan in September 1880. The Regiment saw much action in the Boer wars 1899-1902 and were involved in the Relief of Kimberley in winter 1899 and subsequent Battle of Paardeberg. Prior to WW1 the Regiment were awarded the following Battle Honours : Peninsula, Punniar, Sobraon, Chillianwallah, Goojerat, Punjaub, Delhi 1857, Lucknow, Charasiah, Kabul 1879, Kandahar 1880, Afghanistan 1878-80, Modder River, Relief of Kimberley, Paardeberg, South Africa 1899-1902. This is an original Victorian 9th Lancers Pill box hat. The hat has its original brown leather chin strap which has perished with age at one end but could easily be repaired. The Navy Blue serge material body has no noles or mothing but has a few old stains consistent with age. It has its original bullion ribbon headband , bullion cross rope piping and bullion ball at the crown. The hat has its original leather sweatband and quilted silk crown lining which has gold leaf Heraldic Arms and manufacturer detail ‘J.H. Conway Master tailor 9th Queen’s Royal Lancers. The lining and sweatband have areas of service wear. It is a small size measuring 6 ½” internal width diameter and 3” height. The price includes UK delivery. HE 874
£175.00

WW2 British 8th Army North Africa ‘Desert Rats’ Sand Camouflage Tommy Combat Helmet With Oil Cloth Liner & Chin Strap. Sn 15594:2 - 15594:2
This is an excellent condition, complete, original, WW2, steel 'Tommy' Combat helmet worn by British Infantry. This helmet has its original rough texture sand camo paint as worn by the 8th Army in the North African campaign (the 8th Army was commanded by British Army officers, however its personnel came from Britain & throughout the British Empire and Commonwealth; exiles from German-occupied Europe and units from Australia, British India, Canada, Free French Forces, Greece, New Zealand, Poland, Rhodesia & South Africa). The inner rim of the helmet is stamped ‘SSP’. It has its complete oil cloth sweat band & sprung webbing chinstrap all of which are intact. The helmet has the correct chin strap bales. The helmet is approx. UK size 6 1/2. The Price for this excellent WW2 8th Army Combat helmet includes UK delivery. Sn 15594:2
£0.00

WW2 British Tommy Combat Helmet With Royal Artillery ‘Red & Blue’ Diamond Painted Formation Mark, Oil Cloth Liner & Chin Strap. Sn 15594:1 - 15594:1
This is an excellent condition, complete, original, WW2, steel 'Tommy' Combat helmet worn by British Infantry. This helmet has all of its original olive green camo paint and the front has its original Royal Artillery ‘Red & Blue’ Diamond Painted Formation Insignia. There are no visible manufacturer or date stamps on the rim of the helmet but they may be present under the paint. The crown of the helmet has red hand painted letters and numbers which appears to be ‘JK239’ . It has its complete oil cloth sweat band & sprung webbing chinstrap all of which are intact. The helmet has the correct chin strap bales. The helmet is approx. UK size 6 1/2. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15594:1
£195.00

Korean War 1953 British 3rd Pattern Paratroopers Airborne Jump Helmet By E.B. With Liner & Chin Strap. Sn 15593 - 15593
This is an excellent, complete, original Korean War 1953 dated 3rd Pattern British Paratroopers Jump Helmet (see pages 152 & 153 of British Airborne Headdress By Fischer & Lock). 3rd pattern Jump Helmets were manufactured from 1943 and featured a manganese steel shell with webbing liner & leather chin cup. They 1st saw action on June 6th 1944 for the Normandy Invasion and later saw service in the Korean war. This helmet has just one shallow dent (1” diameter) which can be seen in image 3. Its original green paint has just the scuffs to be expected with age and service use. It has the correct webbing liner & chinstrap with leather cup. The leather sweatband is date stamped '1953' together with manufacturer's mark 'E.B' & size '7 1/8'. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15593
£475.00

Victorian British 1st West Yorkshire Yeomanry Cavalry Officer’s Helmet With Queen's Crown, Helmet Plate, White Horse Hair Plume, Liner & Link Chin Strap. Sn 15563 - 15563
This is an excellent Victorian 1st West Yorkshire Yeomanry Cavalry nickel plated brass Helmet with correct white horse hair plume, leather sweatband & Link Chin Strap. It has a brass top spike, Tudor rose boss devices to each side to support the velvet backed nickel plated brass link chin. It has a very ornate original helmet plate featuring beaded star with gilt edged wreath, Queen's Crown, brass banner with Regiment name and central Yorkshire rose. It has its original leather sweatband which is clean and undamaged. The helmet has some small minor dents only visible on close inspection & retains its original finish. It is approx UK size 6 1/2. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 15563
£1,595.00

Original WW2 Front Seam, American U.S. Airborne Combat Helmet, Original WW2 Westinghouse Liner Marked ‘W ' 'D86’ With Captain Insignia, Formation Markings & Camo Netting. Sn 15422 - 15422
This is an original front seam American Airbrone Para Combat helmet, liner, camo net with div markings. . It retains its original olive green paint finish and has faint Captain ‘II’ painted Insignia on the front of the helmet. It also has formation / unit markings consisting of a white painted ‘spade’ mark on the left and right sides of the helmet & a broad inverted painted ‘T’ mark at the rear of the helmet. It is fitted with its original WW2 Westinghouse Airborne liner with leather and webbing chin straps all in excellent clean condition. The crown of the liner has a roundel with ‘W’ embossed mark above ‘D86’ . It has minor service wear and all the airborne straps & chin cup are present and correct. There is a partially visible contemporary written name ‘Hallam’ most likely the name of the U.S. Para who was issued with this helmet. The helmet has no dents and comes with its original Camo netting. It is approx UK size 7. As with all of our stock this helmet is guaranteed 100% genuine and original. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15422
£675.00

Original, WW2 1943 ‘Arnhem’ British All Steel 2nd Pattern Paratroopers Jump Helmet By G&S With Liner, Leather Chin Strap & Original Camo Netting. Sn 15529 - 15529
This is an excellent original WW2 1943 dated 2nd Pattern British Paratroopers Jump Helmet. This pattern of helmet were manufactured during 1942 and 1943 and mainly worn by Paras who saw action in Italy, Normandy, Arnhem & Germany (see page 92 of For King & Country By Glenn). 2nd Pattern helmets featured an all manganese steel shell without fibre rim and leather chin strap. This helmet has the correct 2nd Pattern features and retains its original olive green finish which has just small areas of surface wear to be expected with age and service use. It has no dents. It is complete with liner & leather chin strap with chin cup. The leather sweatband is date stamped '1943' together with manufacturer's mark 'G&S' and size '6 7/8'. The helmet comes with original camo netting. As with all of our stock this item is guaranteed 100% original. The price for this WW2 dated Paratrooper’s jump helmet includes UK delivery. Sn 15529
£1,475.00

SOLD SOLD (27/07) Original, WW1 WARTIME COMBAT SHRAPNEL BATTLE DAMAGED, German M16 'Coal Scuttle' Combat Helmet With Padded Leather Liner & Leather Chin Strap. Sn 15513 - 15513
This is an original WW1 German M16 Combat helmet which has sustained wartime combat shrapnel damage. It has its original dark green paint and even patina. It has chin strap bales fitted with leather chin strap & sectioned padded leather liner. There are no discernible size or makers marks on the helmet which is approx. UK size 7 ½. The top front aspect of the helmet has a shallow dent with permeating forked crack which has pierced the shell of the helmet, no doubt caused by shrapnel during WW1 combat. The diameter of the dent is 3cm and the permeating forked crack is a total of 6.5 cm length overall. The exterior & interior combat damage is illustrated in image 2. The price for this helmet, which is a reminder of the brutal nature of WW1 combat and the devastating effects of shrapnel on the battle field includes UK delivery. Sn 15513
£0.00
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