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Old 28-11-22, 09:58 AM
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Hi All,

I thought some of you might be interested in this helmet I spotted on our local market this weekend.

I'm no expert but something doesn't seem quite right to me.

The stall holder was asking £180 for it.

Michael
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Old 28-11-22, 10:10 AM
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Its a modern helmet, a Bandsmans version.
Probably OK, but a bit modern for my knowledge.

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Old 28-11-22, 11:48 AM
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A 'modern' Blue Cloth Helmet for the Band and/or Corps of Drums of the Queen's Regiment. Probably from the early 1970s when Bands re-introduced versions of Full Dress including Blue Cloth Helmets. Helmets and badges were not 'issue' items but obtained from band funds from a variety of sources. These included using pre 1914 helmets with various badges 'put together' on helmet plates from Pakistan.
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Here is a helmet plate from the King's Regiment Corps of Drums 1970s but with QVC.

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Old 28-11-22, 02:49 PM
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Thanks everyone, that's really interesting.

I thought the seller had been out with a tube of superglue making it up, I had no idea this was done.

Every day's a school day.

Michael
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Old 28-11-22, 03:43 PM
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I have not seen that helmet plate before different from mine -on and off blue cloth but as said could be early band item I have a large number of band plates +9 modern band helmets
There is a large variation in the plates e.g the D & D has Q V C /K/C /Q/C + a couple of others not on backing plates
Not sure why you would require 2 chin straps
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Old 28-11-22, 05:55 PM
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Not sure why you would require 2 chin straps
I make it three, left side up over, left side to the rear, left side to the front under.

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Old 28-11-22, 06:18 PM
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Marc you are correct -belt and braces for strong winds
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I make it three, left side up over, left side to the rear, left side to the front under.

Marc
Well at £40 a chain, there’s £120, QEII backplate is about £40, spike could be £30, sounds like a safe bet to me.
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