An original RAF G Type Flying Helmet dated 1966 and in a large size No.3.
This pattern of flying helmet came into use with the RAF in the 1950s replacing the short-lived but very similar F Type Helmet. It was designed to be worn underneath the newly issued Bonedome helmet or on its own and features the hook attachements to which an oxygen mask can be fitted. The original owner has added his name in blue ink to the top which reads 'Mansbridge'.
The original label is still present inside the helmet with thestores code of 22c/1731, the 1966 date, the size marking and the War Department broad arrow marking. This helmet is the second largest size issued - size No.3
The helmet comes complete with a set of ear donuts which were removable on this pattern being attached with pop studs. Inside this are the original receivers which are attached to an original wiring loom which features the correct small size NATO plug to the end.
The condition of the helmet is good but it has clearly been issued and seen use. It does by no means show signs of excessive wear but is well soiled with sweat, particularly around the top section of the helmet. Overall however the helmet displays nicely and has a great ‘been there’ look.
A nice original G Type Flying Helmet with a clear early date and in a large desirable size 3.
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