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Offline Tug1970

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Falklands War Royal Marines Commando 'RAC' Helmet
« on: June 11, 2016, 10:49:44 PM »
Falklands War Royal Marines Commando 'RAC' Helmet

This is my Falklands War Royal Marines Commando 'RAC' Helmet.  I don't have any provenance to go along with this helmet it was reputed to have come from a Royal Marines Commando Falklands War veteran.



This type of helmet was introduced during WWII and was issued amongst the commonwealth forces.  The helmet remained in service well into the post-war era and used during the Falklands War in 1982 by both Royal Navy and Royal Marines alike.





As you can see the Hessian cover is extremely thin and delicate with age, there are some really flattened creases again showing the age.



Notice the Falklands era woolen/nylon weave helmet net, themselves starting to become harder to find.



The photograph below shows the elasticated stocking type suspension dated 1971, this covers a crucifix dome pad similar to the Mk.III turtle helmets.





Brgds,
Tug  ;)

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Re: Falklands War Royal Marines Commando 'RAC' Helmet
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2016, 11:24:16 PM »
I like it, thanks !


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Re: Falklands War Royal Marines Commando 'RAC' Helmet
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2016, 12:06:24 AM »
Yet another scarce helmet illustrated by superb photography. Hats off to that man!  ;)
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Re: Falklands War Royal Marines Commando 'RAC' Helmet
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2016, 12:17:09 AM »
Yet another scarce helmet illustrated by superb photography. Hats off to that man!  ;)
Thanks Ian but I can't take credit for these photos..........I pester my mate!!!  ;)  Next on my agenda, decent DSLR!!  :D
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Re: Falklands War Royal Marines Commando 'RAC' Helmet
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2016, 12:20:47 AM »
I've got a decent DSLR Tug....but my pics never look like that!! It requires a special skill / technique which alas I do not possess!  :(
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Re: Falklands War Royal Marines Commando 'RAC' Helmet
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2016, 02:15:26 AM »
No, trust me.......I know the guy and the skill is the lighting.  Pretty decent set up but not difficult, just bouncing light around.......that's the key, he says!!!!  ;D
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Re: Falklands War Royal Marines Commando 'RAC' Helmet
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2016, 12:03:48 PM »
   Great looking helmet Tug. Love the cover and net!  Scott
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Re: Falklands War Royal Marines Commando 'RAC' Helmet
« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2016, 01:52:23 AM »
Not my field but agree  a great looking helmet.

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Re: Falklands War Royal Marines Commando 'RAC' Helmet
« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2017, 09:45:36 AM »
An interesting lid and good to see the period pic as well
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