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Old 02-01-23, 04:13 PM
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Here's another piece of "furniture". Due to the screw posts on the back I rather suspect that this one is from a pouch or something similar.
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Old 02-01-23, 04:48 PM
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Yes indeed that’s what Keith Hook had that badge as. I was lucky enough to own it briefly.
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Old 03-01-23, 03:27 AM
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Hello Kevin,

What a marvelous transformation! You have done a yeoman's job (no pun intended) on the restoration of you Montgomeryshire Yeomanry Cavalry helmet, it is really quite nice. I am a dragoon helmet collector; my collection can be seen here on the Badge Forum under the "all albums" tab under the title "British and Commonwealth Dragoon Helmets". I have been looking for a nice quality example of the Montgomeryshire Yeomanry or Imperial Yeomanry Cavalry helmet to add to my collection. If you are not able to find an original regimental pattern plume for your helmet, you might consider The Plumery in London to make one for you, if you are not already familiar with their services. Again, a terrific helmet and well restored!



Originally Posted by 41st View Post
I’ve long been intrigued with the Montgomeryshire Imperial Yeomanry version of this plate as shown in Bryn Owen’s book, Montgomeryshire Regiments of Militia, Volunteers & Yeomanry Cavalry, as shown in the photo 1.
I have never seen one like this but having recently bought a rather beaten up helmet with the later MYC plate as shown in photo 2 I now know the reason why it was shown like this. The small upright band shown at the top of the star is in fact part of the helmet decoration that was soldered onto the back of the star plate as it has no fixings of its own to hold it in place, as shown in photos 3 & 4. The top section being secured under the spike base at the top. Photo 5 shows the comparison between the plate that has come off the helmet & another I have which has never been fitted to a helmet from the look of it as it is not curved to shape.
Photo 6 shows the plate back in place after I’ve taken out the major dents and cleaned it all. This is not a finished project as it is missing a liner, chin chain and other minor bits and bobs. The plume is a temporary addition as it is from a modern Life Guards helmet.
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