RAC Mk1 Steel Helmet – Royal Scots Greys
WW2 Royal Armoured Corps (RAC) Mk1 steel helmet named to McBean, A-squadron of the Royal Scots Greys (RSG). The first steel helmet adopted for use by tank and RAC crews was the RAC Mk1 Steel Helmet. They used the same shell as the Dispatch Rider helmet and second pattern airborne helmet which has a metal rim fitted to the edge of the body. The Mk1 pattern RAC helmet was fitted with a Mk2 liner as found in Mk2 helmets, this was held in place with a bolt and nut. This helmet is in good, used condition as found, the liner is period riveted to the helmet. This helmet has the complete full length chinstrap. Liner is maker marked BMB what indicates the company Briggs Motor Bodies Ltd. and dated 1943. Not seen very often in this condition. McBean’s information is written inside the helmet. Potential research project, we haven’t done any research to McBean’s service since obtaining it.
Nice piece of history!
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