An excellent wartime example of a dispatch rider's helmet dated 1944 and in a size 7.
This pattern of helmet was introduced specifically for motorcyclists in 1942 and saw widespread issue throughout the rest of the Second World War. It shares the same shell as the Helmet, Steel, Airborne Troops but has a different liner system which is specific to this pattern.
The date is stamped inside the leather headband as well as the manufacture 'BMB' which stands for British Motor Bodies, one of the most prolific helmet manufactures of the Second World War. Also stamped is the size 6 3/4. Although marked as a small size this helmet will fit up to a size 7.
The outside of the helmet retains the vast majority of its original green finish which is the typical light green used by BMB throughout the war. There is the odd chip and numerous blemishes which are to be expected but overall the condition is very good as can be seen in the pictures. The interior is virtually immaculate. The leather work is in excellent shape as are the buckle and pop std on the chin strap and the white cotton head support is free from any damage or staining.
This helmet would compliment any collection and would certainly be hard to better.
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