Identify an old helmet

Discussion in 'Military History and Militaria' started by Fang_Farrier, Jul 7, 2009.

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  1. Fang_Farrier

    Fang_Farrier LE Reviewer Book Reviewer

    My wife bought an old helmet from a car boot sale a few years ago.

    It seems to be a classic British helmet world war 2 era shape.

    However it is black with a white V on the front.

    Any ideas who would have worn it?

    ( I thought of an Air Raid Warden but I thought they had a W on their helmet)

    tried to attach a picture but appear to be a bit too much of a IT biff to do it here so have posted in Photo gallery.
  2. Sorry, I thought this thread was going to be about Outstanding.
  3. Volenteer Fire service
  4. Gremlin

    Gremlin LE Good Egg (charities)

    A Warden would have had a W and two white stripes around the base of the dome. V will be for Volunteer, either as a Volunteer Warden or Fire watch, I would imagine.

    IIRC the old chappie in "Goodnight Sweetheart" wears one.

    SC btw would have been Special Constable (some of them did not have uniform).