WW2 British Guards Armoured Division Helmet


Exquisite WW2* British Guards Armoured Division Helmet.

*Note: This helmet is a WW1 produced Mark I Brodie manufactured by Hadfield Ltd of Sheffield. While the Guards Armoured Division was not formed until 1941, WW2 history is replete with the usage of WW1 equipment (especially in the early years of the conflict).

Shell presents in high condition – showing no denting or deformation. Liner is in good/fair condition – with expected wear due to age and usage. Chin strap is broken. Paint is in good condition considering age – with some chipping/loss (as pictured). Helmet is stamped: “HS 318“.

Historical Context: “The Guards Armoured Division was an armoured division of the British Army during the Second World War. The division was created in the United Kingdom on 17 June 1941 during the Second World War from elements of the Guards units, the Grenadier Guards, Coldstream Guards, Scots Guards, Irish Guards, Welsh Guards, and the Household Cavalry.”

A rare and very desirable WW2 Guards Armoured Division helmet. A glorious testament to the strength and resolve of the British during the opening of the Second World War – a time when Britain “stood alone”.

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