The Wolseley pattern helmet is a distinctive British design developed and popularised in the late 19th and early 20th century. It was the official designation for the universal sun helmet worn by the British Army from 1899 to 1948 and described in the 1900 Dress Regulations as "the Wolseley pattern cork helmet". With its swept-back brim it provided greater protection from the sun than the old Colonial pattern helmet, and its use was soon widespread among British and Commonwealth Forces.
This helmet is in very good condition (some stain to Khaki exterior and sun fade to the green interior). The leather chin strap is present but stiff with age. The leather sweat band bears the War dept broad arrow mark, the manufacturers name"FailsworthHats Ltd" dated 1942 and size 6 1/4.The LHS of helmet bears the red & blue technical patch of the Royal Artillery. Helmets of this type would have been worn by forces in North Africa, Middle and Far East campaigns in WW2. Nice addition to any militaria collection.
- Tropenhelm mit Wolseley-Muster
- Vereinigtes Königreich
- Leder, Segeltuch
- Sehr guter Zustand
- Größe (Kleidung/Helmschale)
- 6 1/4
- Mit Echtheitszertifikat