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Forum: The Home Front Yesterday, 07:28 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,660
Posted By 2 Black Bands
Time for another helmet methinks..... 2"...

Time for another helmet methinks.....

2" stripes aren't overly common....they stopped being "a thing" in '42 but were allowed to remain after that. "R" is Rescue....and the rank/position is Clerk...
Forum: The Home Front 20-08-19, 08:46 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,721
Posted By 2 Black Bands
‘Really grateful for the feedback guys........it...

‘Really grateful for the feedback guys........it took a good few years (and £s!) but feedback like yours makes it worthwhile - thank you.

Enjoy the book....or use it to hold a bloomin’ great door...
Forum: The Home Front 17-08-19, 10:02 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,721
Posted By 2 Black Bands
‘Not sure if this is allowed...but I’ve been told...

‘Not sure if this is allowed...but I’ve been told that “casual” (non-members) visitors to some Forums can’t PM me without joining..... here’s an email address:-

home_front_helmets@hotmail.com.
...
Forum: The Home Front 19-07-19, 04:41 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,721
Posted By 2 Black Bands
Many thanks indeed...I'm sure there'll be errors...

Many thanks indeed...I'm sure there'll be errors and corrections ('ever the pessimist) but I really hope it does what it says on the tin .....errrr....cover!
Forum: The Home Front 16-07-19, 09:37 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,721
Posted By 2 Black Bands
I'm with RM tomorrow.....we're selling it...

I'm with RM tomorrow.....we're selling it together - thank you again.

We'll be in their tent/stall (F27-29?) on the Tuesday at 2.00...just look for the long queue! (in my dreams!)

For those who...
Forum: The Home Front 16-07-19, 07:54 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,721
Posted By 2 Black Bands
ahhh...you should've come to the source...'much...

ahhh...you should've come to the source...'much better deals available! :-)...more pages......

seriously...thank you for commitment - I hope you like it
Forum: The Home Front 13-07-19, 04:36 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,660
Posted By 2 Black Bands
...coincidentally the GPO one is in our new book!...

...coincidentally the GPO one is in our new book! ('never been one to miss an opportunity!)

I've posted more info elsewhere so shan't duplicate here......well, perhaps just a cover shot...
Forum: Military Book and Media Reviews 13-07-19, 04:31 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 130
Posted By 2 Black Bands
Helmets of the Home Front - New Book

OK, so technically this isn't an Independent Review because we wrote the bloomin' thing .....but it IS good :-)

It is a BIG book with 362 full colour pages and includes over 1,000 different...
Forum: The Home Front 13-07-19, 04:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,721
Posted By 2 Black Bands
I think it's fair to say that we can now drop the...

I think it's fair to say that we can now drop the "Forthcoming"!

Our book will be launched at this years War and Peace Show in Kent (UK) later this month. I attach some snaps to provide a high...
Forum: The Home Front 10-07-19, 06:57 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,660
Posted By 2 Black Bands
...just like London buses....'don't see one for...

...just like London buses....'don't see one for ages and then two come along....

Another yellow one which came my way recently - Assistant to GIO....'never figured out why they weren't simply...
Forum: The Home Front 21-06-19, 05:53 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,721
Posted By 2 Black Bands
The book you MAY have seen might be one called...

The book you MAY have seen might be one called "British Painted Steel" by Ollie Lock...it just came out and is a large format book with (very) large pics of badged / camo'd Brit helmets. I'm afraid I...
Forum: The Home Front 19-06-19, 01:50 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,721
Posted By 2 Black Bands
....if everyone who ACTUALLY had "a very small...

....if everyone who ACTUALLY had "a very small involvement" in it had contributed as much as you the book would've been MASSIVE!


Thank you for the kind words
Forum: The Home Front 19-06-19, 08:45 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,721
Posted By 2 Black Bands
.....'thought I'd snap a few fanned...

.....'thought I'd snap a few fanned pre-production pages just to prove that it's still coming...

Seriously, I snapped these during final proof reading to show the kind of stuff it includes. Don't...
Forum: The Home Front 01-06-19, 12:36 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,660
Posted By 2 Black Bands
'don't think we've had any yellow here...

'don't think we've had any yellow here yet........

GCO = Gas Contamination Officer...or some think Group Co-ordination Officer.....but it's definitely FOOD related!

There were Decontamination...
Forum: The Home Front 24-05-19, 07:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 217
Posted By 2 Black Bands
doh!...now I have to look out for a "DH"-marked...

doh!...now I have to look out for a "DH"-marked helmet!! :-)


Great info (both) - thank you

Perhaps it's like the current "US Marching Flag"...the dog ALWAYS has to be looking forward?.. so...
Forum: The Home Front 23-05-19, 07:05 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,660
Posted By 2 Black Bands
One stands a chance if the Company concerned...

One stands a chance if the Company concerned survived the conflict but in most cases they're long gone...thank the Lord for Grace's Guide....and JMs "Doing their Bit" book!
Forum: The Home Front 23-05-19, 03:16 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,660
Posted By 2 Black Bands
True.....and I was 51:49 against.....the CFO...

True.....and I was 51:49 against.....the CFO ranking is the highest in the force so there is likely to be one per company (1 or 2) and the marking is nice in this case BUT had it been rough I’ll be...
Forum: The Home Front 23-05-19, 12:11 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,660
Posted By 2 Black Bands
..good spot.....Company name changes are often...

..good spot.....Company name changes are often reflected in the helmets themselves...6 years is a long time in business and things changed....but a post-war name is something else.

Here's a...
Forum: The Home Front 13-05-19, 06:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 250
Posted By 2 Black Bands
...is that a silver sliding buckle on the strap?...

...is that a silver sliding buckle on the strap? mmmmmmmmmm

the lettering looks virtually untouched.....but so does the helmet (although they're not the best pics!)

The trouble with Home...
Forum: The Home Front 20-04-19, 07:26 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,660
Posted By 2 Black Bands
That's a nice one. I don't do Home Guard helmets...

That's a nice one. I don't do Home Guard helmets but I've seen a lot...but never this badge. Thank you for sharing.

'any more coming? :)
Forum: The Home Front 05-04-19, 02:43 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,660
Posted By 2 Black Bands
Mr P. Warden is correct...all the documentation...

Mr P. Warden is correct...all the documentation suggests that the badges were coming.....and coming.....and coming......and whilst that was happening (or not) the helmets were out there, presumably...
Forum: The Home Front 31-03-19, 09:06 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,660
Posted By 2 Black Bands
re the riddle posed in #49...the Fire Force oval...

re the riddle posed in #49...the Fire Force oval badge (originally hand-painted) was agreed before the now familiar NFS "star" badge.....one can only assume that, for a period perhaps, the...
Forum: The Home Front 05-03-19, 07:20 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,660
Posted By 2 Black Bands
Here's a nice one. Specific to the Kent Region...

Here's a nice one. Specific to the Kent Region obviously....they had a few little quirks which differed from the National missives. Indeed, a number of the Regions had a few quirks...which is what...
Forum: The Home Front 29-12-18, 10:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 553
Posted By 2 Black Bands
....during the war, if Bedford-ites didn't work...

....during the war, if Bedford-ites didn't work at Elstow they were probably making bricks at the London Brick Company....that's where they made the bricks for many of the shelters built and...
Forum: The Home Front 29-12-18, 10:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 220
Posted By 2 Black Bands
'looked at it...and thought IF that's "right"...

'looked at it...and thought IF that's "right" it's very nice.....but I errrr'd.....
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