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Old 7th March 2020, 18:29
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RAF Helmet with Symbol

Hi, This helmet is dated 1939 and believed to be RAF or attributed to maybe a Squadron. Can any of you experts confirm or tell what this is/means. The symbol on the back and on the front of the helmet is the same. It is a letter C with what looks like lightening coming from it.



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Old 9th March 2020, 23:27
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Re: RAF Helmet with Symbol

It's a Mk. II Brodie helmet and personally I don't think it's RAF. I think it's far more likely to have come from one of the civil defence units or related repair and reconstruction services.
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Old 14th March 2020, 20:29
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Re: RAF Helmet with Symbol

That's a weird one - the symbol is reminiscent of the US Constabulary, which policed the US zone of occupation in Germany just after the war.

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Edit: should say, I doubt this is the answer, though! Lightning flash reversed, and... on a Brodie?
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Re: RAF Helmet with Symbol

I agree the helmet resembles a Civil Defence helmet i through out after clearing out the late mother in laws home. Its was painted the same grey but with insignia!
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