Original British Royal Marine Parade Helmet in Transit Tin
Original Item: Only One Available. Dating back to the early postwar years of the 1950s this Regulation Royal Marine's Parade Pith Helmet comes in the original custom built Transit Tin and has particularly nice details about it.
This trooper, not officer, clearly served probably more than 20 years in the Royal Marines starting in the early 1930's and ending in the 1950's. Clearly he saw WW2 and very possibly the Korean War also and yet we do not know who he was.
Very seldom seen this Soldier used an old tradition of showing his long service in that on his large brass helmet plate he has officially attached both the Royal Cyphers of King George the Fifth who died in January 1935 and of Queen Elizabeth the Second who came to the throne upon the death of her Father, King George the Sixth in 1952 making this a example of a Military tradition that is very rarely encountered.
The helmet is perfectly standard issue and comes with correct brass linked chin strap and transit tin on to which the Royal Marine cypher over the Royal Coat of Arms has been adhered, an interesting example that IMA has owned for more than 40 years!
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