After flicking through a coffee table book about the task force at a freinds house the other day it suddenly occured to me that apart from tha Paras (with their own helmet type) no one else seemed to be bothering with the 'turtle' type of tin lid. There were a couple of pics of air sentries wearing them (as well as a couple without), but my question is this. Were tin lids actually worn during the main mountain battles? Many after action pictures show troops wearing berets, arctic hats and other assorted headwear, but nowhere can be seen the old skull destoyer. I also saw a picture of someone disembarking a VPL with 58 pattern complete with large pack! They were not in for a happy time IMHO!!