Polish Helmat Insignia

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Polish Helmat Insignia

Postby CHThree » Thu Feb 25, 2010 6:08 pm

Hi,

I was at the IWM on Monday and, in the section on the war in the Mediterranean, I saw a Polish Mk2 helmet with a yellow looking painted Polish eagle insignia. (Apologies for the picture quality, it was through glass in a dark museum with a crappy camera phone.)

I've seen similar on airborne helmets but does anyone know if it was common to have this insignia on Mk2 helmets?

Cheers

Ranj
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Re: Polish Helmet Insignia

Postby Wladek » Thu Feb 25, 2010 6:41 pm

Yes it was common, though at the specific time of Monte Cassino it was removed along with other Polish insignia.

On a few originals you can see where there are older eagles that have been painted over, for various reasons, before being repainted again.

That one is a nice eagle though, many are a lot rougher.
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Re: Polish Helmet Insignia

Postby fremsley » Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:31 pm

It is the same as my ersatz para helmet I got from the Angels sale (oh lordy was it used in 'A Bridge Too Far'). Its very faded, so now here's the question - do I repaint it or do I leave it?
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Re: Polish Helmet Insignia

Postby fremsley » Mon Mar 29, 2010 9:12 pm

A slight aside. Can I wear my Rogatywka with my denims?
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Re: Polish Helmet Insignia

Postby Wraith666 » Tue Mar 30, 2010 10:43 am

fremsley wrote:It is the same as my ersatz para helmet I got from the Angels sale (oh lordy was it used in 'A Bridge Too Far'). Its very faded, so now here's the question - do I repaint it or do I leave it?



Could have been worn in 'The Eagle Has Landed' !
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Re: Polish Helmet Insignia

Postby fremsley » Wed Mar 31, 2010 4:22 pm

Indeed it could!
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