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 Post subject: Para Helmet Markings
PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 15:55 pm 
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A chap I know had this 44 dated helmet issued to him when her served in the 60's (i think), and the painted makings were already on the helmet.
I wondered if anyone knew what they might mean?


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 Post subject: Re: Para Helmet Markings
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no one got any ideas then?


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Looks like 48? in what looks like a M, the other mark looks what's left of a triangle, no markings that I can find, could just be a later paint job added for some reason to Personalise it. stab in the dark, 48 military air assault brigade.

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blueknighttbk wrote:
A chap I know had this 44 dated helmet issued to him when her served in the 60's (i think), and the painted makings were already on the helmet.
I wondered if anyone knew what they might mean?


The only input I can give at this point is that the yellow triangle usually denotes A squadron in armoured units. The 48 ? on the yellow square, well, the numbers look like they might be written on by marker pen? I'm aware that during para training the recruit number is marked on their helmet.

Sorry no more help!


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:52 am 
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You also see Para Helmets used in training where they have a coloured square and they write a number on to identify the individual.

The number on this just appears to have been drawn on and not a professional permanent marking.


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