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Marking identification 1939 Rescue Warden helmet

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Hi all,

This query is on behalf of a friend,

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(Copied from Facebook)

Hello can anyone tell me what the green and brown markings are on this 1939 rescue Brodie thanks for any help.

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I was thinking it was a district/area marking for a higher ranking Rescue warden (maybe district head or something due to black R on white coat). He also agrees.

Many Thanks,

Tom

P.S. Liner and helmet marking photos coming soon.

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A load of other photos which may help:

Liner markings show it was made in Wheathampstead, near London.

Unfortunately the helmet markings cannot be seen under the paint.

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 Hi Tom, not seen those side markings before, here  are civil defence helmet markings below.

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Yeah, that poster is my best friend when it comes to identification. But I can not find anything about the flashes anywhere. The black R on White background is not very common either, I don’t think.

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Most likely a rescue personnel helmet in the London area, the flashes may be a area or unit identification mark.?

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Yeah thats what I think 

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I believe that there were official , semi-official, and non-official markings on civil defence helmets during WW2.

So maybe these flashes are non-official, I've looked at over 60 white and black civil  defence helmets with the

letter R on them and none have flashes on them

 

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Yeah, it’s the first time I’ve ever seen flashes on a Civil Defence aswell. Must be un-official.

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