For sale is an post WW2 Queen Elizabeth II Crown “unsuccessful pattern” Home Office Pattern Constable 1959 Dated Helmet & leather Chin Strap. The inside of the helmet on the leather sweat band marked “O.T.T.P.C.5227” on the underside of the leather sweat band it’s stamped in purple/ blue ink with a queens crown and “1959” on the cork liner is handwritten “148832”. In overall really good condition, the felt on the outside of the helmet is almost perfect, the two badges in great condition, the leather chin strap has snapped but is still fully present, but overall in very good condition.
The "Home Office Pattern" consisted of a helmet with the Brunswick star badge (commonly known as a "helmet plate") which would feature the reigning monarch's cipher, with the name of the force imprinted on the plate. The top of the helmet had a "rose top", which was a raised metal rose, largely used as an ornament to cover the ventilation hole. However, this standardisation process was largely unsuccessful.
The photographs make up part of the description, I will describe the item the best I can and to the best of my knowledge. As the buyer please view the photos carefully before purchasing. Guaranteed original or money back. This will be sent via special delivery and dispatched within two to three working day’s. Also happy to post world wide.
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