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Brit para helmet insignia

Discussion in 'WW2 Militaria' started by John Jury, May 22, 2011.

  1. John Jury

    John Jury Junior Member

    This is a war time helmet but the insignia is post war any ideas?John
     

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  2. chrisgrove

    chrisgrove Senior Member

    I bet they went on using the wartime helmets (or at least the shells) long after the war, certainly after the RASC AoS sign changed to blue/yellow diagonal.

    Chris
    Dad was Para from 1945 up to 1961
     
  3. Tab

    Tab Senior Member

    Below is a picture of some people wearing the Para helmets, now the standard British helmet only had one chin strap were as the paras had what mounted to for straps to save losing there helmets when they jumped. The style of holding a helmet in place has now become standard for British Helmet during the last few conflicts.


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  4. Paul Pariso

    Paul Pariso Very Senior Member

    I bet they went on using the wartime helmets (or at least the shells) long after the war, certainly after the RASC AoS sign changed to blue/yellow diagonal.

    Chris
    Dad was Para from 1945 up to 1961

    You're quite right mate. This type of helmet was still in use MANY years after WW2. In fact I seem to remember reading somewhere that some of the fellas in the Falklands Conflict were still wearing them!!

    All the best...........:)
     
  5. John Jury

    John Jury Junior Member

    Thanks gents,its been suggested that the insignia is RASC air despatch section.The liner is the war time BMB.John
     

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  6. wtid45

    wtid45 Very Senior Member

    Thanks gents,its been suggested that the insignia is RASC air despatch section.The liner is the war time BMB.John
    According to Drop Zone Flashes Of The British Airborne Forces, by Charles Edwards, its 63 Parachute Company RASC, it says this flash was used in two patterns from the 50's until 1977.
     

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