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Old 04-11-15, 12:05 AM
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Default HEADDRESS SHOW CASE

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I have started this show case off for you all to show and tell about those special items of headdress that some of us have that sit in their special place oftern in a closed hiddern box out of sight and never getting any limelight that they deserve .
AND IF YOU LIKE THE ITEM THAT PEOPLE SHOW USE THE THANKS POST THIS WILL ENCOURAGE OTHER TO LIST BITS .
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Old 04-11-15, 12:27 AM
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Default A 1939 DATED LONDON SCOTISH GLENGARRY

This lovely example of a WWII London Scotish glengarry is 1939 dated has a silver plated pin backed London scotish badge to the front with a nice WD R (1939 ) stamp to the inside , There is no owners name sadly. Its size is about a 7 .
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Old 04-11-15, 12:36 AM
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Default A 1939 DATED CAMERONS GLENGARRY

This example is 1939 dated and made by JALPOTEX again it has a WD R stamp it has more wear to it than the other example listed but is named and the bit I like the most it has the chaps thumb print to the center of the badge which is nickle silver hollow cast example with a steel spilt pin sercuring it which has been on the glengarry a very long time .
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Old 04-11-15, 12:49 AM
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Default RICHARD TODDS 1943 AIRBORNE BERET

Well where do I start with this one its is what it is with provanace ( not shown ) I purchased this in 2014 at the War and Peace revial at Folkstone with a quanity of Richard Todds post war clothing and documents at 22:30 hrs on the 1st sunday from a freind who did his house clearance .
Its has a faint WD stamp for 1943 very faint KANGOL WEAR LTD makers mark a diamond shape behind where the badge is worn can be clearly seen with ghosting to the front one I cherish and like a lot .
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Old 04-11-15, 01:15 AM
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Default ONE OF THE FEW NORTH AFRICAN MADE SAS BERETS

This iconic peace of headdress oftern referd to as sandies was purchased by a freind at a carboot sale and he sold this one and the other 2 to me sadly no names came with them . I started collecting militaria back in 1982 arfter joining the ACF a freind told me about abook to read in the school library THE PHANTOM MAJOR I got it out and ended up keeping the book for about 4 months reading it quite a lot and always wanted to find one of the berets that was mentiond in the book it took 32 years to find one . this example has a late war style badge to the side mounted as oftern can be seen at a slant in the war time pictures of the SAS wearing them .
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Old 04-11-15, 10:16 PM
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WWII economy version crash helmet for DR's. If anyone knows what the red band is for please enlighten me. The seller had it as MP but a friend who is ex MP and has published on the subject said he did not think it was. The B&W photo shows the two versions of the pulp DR helmet made during WWII.
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Old 05-11-15, 07:28 AM
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A lot of these helmets were used by the Belgian army? Perhaps a helmet used by them?
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A lot of these helmets were used by the Belgian army? Perhaps a helmet used by them?
Thanks Leigh,

I know they used British Para helmets but I have no evidence that they used the pulp DR helmets, do you?
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Old 05-11-15, 08:20 PM
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I think my source of info was from dealers, years ago.
I've seen a couple with "French" names in them, I had one but sent it to a mate in Sweden. don't think I have photos of it.
Ade Stephenson on "War Relics" may have knowledge.
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I think my source of info was from dealers, years ago.
I've seen a couple with "French" names in them, I had one but sent it to a mate in Sweden. don't think I have photos of it.
Ade Stephenson on "War Relics" may have knowledge.
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Thanks again Leigh.

Ade has seen this helmet on War Relics but did not mention any possible Belgian links. French names could be from Belgian's I would think, though I assume you had already thought of that.
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Old 05-11-15, 09:35 PM
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Default LONDON SCOTISH TAM O SHANTER

Hi CHAPS
Heres my London Scotish Balmoral / Tam-o-shanter the badge is original to it and is sadly the lower end of he scale the backing matrial is a patch of Hodden Gray some minor moth but nice used example .
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Old 05-11-15, 11:45 PM
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Very interesting thread Steve,

I enjoy seeing all different types of headdress from various periods. Are you primarily looking for WW2 headdress or any period? Iím actually surprised that more members have not posted their gems, as I know several collectors on this forum have some primo pieces.

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Old 06-11-15, 11:21 AM
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Default HEADRESS'S

Here is a selection of headress that I have dated from about the early 50's onwards,
1/ RCT officer side hat(shown with OR's badge)
2/ UN beret dated 1987 worn by myself in 1990 on tour in Cyprus.
3/ Oman Northern Regt who were based just outside Salalah, given to me during the Dohfar war in 1974 while attached to SOF as engineers.
4/ RAF OR's beret, lining and QC badge removed. No details.
5/ WRAC officer beret, again no details but bullion badge removed. nor sure if KC or QC.
6/ RADC officer beret, dated 1953, KC bullion badge with blue background removed.
Badge's were removed for my collection
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Default HEADRESS PART 2

Part 2 of my Headress.
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Default 1905 Service Dress Cap

This the 1905 pattern SD Cap dated 1915.

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