A good original WW2 period Royal Air Force E Type Flying Helmet in a size 2.
This pattern of helmet was introduced in the latter part of the Second World War to replace the earlier D Type flying helmet. Unlike its predecessor which was made of cotton drill, the E Type helmet was made of cellular cotton - often referred to as 'Aertex'. This was a popular choice for clothing used in the tropics during WW2 as it was a lightweight, breathable fabric.
The helmet features rubber receiver cups to each side. One is slightly misshapen but is still soft and pliable and can be pushed back into shape easily. The original chin strap is also present and fastens with a press stud. The helmet has been modified at the rear to make it smaller and it fits like a size 2. It may be possible to remove these stitches and let it back out to a size 3.
The helmet is in good condition and displays well. It has plenty of signs of wear and use, mainly to the interior. Please take time to study the pictures and bear in mind that this is a vintage, pre-worn item which may have small flaws commensurate with age.
A good original example of this pattern of flying helmet.
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