Good Day Everyone, This is my first post. I have a British Steel Helmet which has three holes in a triangular pattern on the brim, I have read that this is an indication that the helmet is sub-standard and wouldn't have been issued to front line troops, my helmet seems to have been originally painted in a light sandy colour, the exterior is a much darker brownish colour where it appears that sand or something similar has been added to the paint. The helmet came from a soldiers family together with all of his kit contained in his kit bag, the soldier served in the Royal Artillery, which seems to conflict with being it being sub-standard, or were the Royal Artillery regarded as not being front line troops, surely they would have been subjected to artillery and aerial bombardment. Any advice or comments welcome. Regards, Derek.