Original British WWII Royal Engineers Wolseley Pattern Pith Sun Helmet by Moores of London - Unissued and Dated 1942

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. Right out of the family attic! In splendid original condition, this standard WWII Wolseley Pattern pith helmet is in very good condition. It comes complete with leather sweatband and simple cloth puggaree, which is the cloth wrap that surrounds the base of the exterior of the helmet. The leather chinstrap is present and in near mint condition.

Inside felt and foil heat shield are in great shape. The inside of the leather headband, which is in choice condition, is marked-

1942 (Broad Arrow) 6 ¾

The Wolseley pattern helmet is a distinctive British design developed and popularized in the late 19th and early 20th century. It was the official designation for the universal sun helmet worn by the British Army from 1899 to 1948 and described in the 1900 Dress Regulations as "the Wolseley pattern cork helmet". With its swept-back brim it provided greater protection from the sun than the old Colonial pattern helmet, and its use was soon widespread among British personnel serving overseas as well as some Canadian units.

A great WWII Dated example in size 6 7/8, ready to add to your collection!

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