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Last updated on 7 December 2008.



This is a khaki coloured mosquito net for the Mk II helmet, that has had the net part cut away. It has a drawstring to secure it on the helmet. The stamps inside the cover can be seen below.





Here is a picture of a complete mosquito net cover of the same type as above. It has the same 'Black Bros. Ltd. 1944' stamp.



Nice, well used net on a Mk II helmet with the elastic Mk III chinstrap.



A beautiful Mk III with net. This helmet has been repainted at some point, but retains its original dark brown on the inside.



British Royal Armoured Corps Mk II (Mk III liner) with net.



A two coloured net on a Mk III of the Royal Artillery. This particular Mk III has had a Liner Mk IV installed, using the original bolt and nut.



Net with scrim on a Mk V. Scrim is used to break up the contour of the helmet.



DPM cover for the British Mk V. Note the bright colouring compared to the current DPM. This is probably the early DPM variant, called 'Pattern 1968'.



British GS Mk 6 with Desert DPM cover.



Below is a Sergeant's rank patch for this kind of cover. Similar patches for the temperate DPM cover exist.

 



The regular DPM cover. Wileman has written his name, number and blood group on the elastic foliage bands in the front. The small but barely legible picture shows the label. All the Mk VI covers seem to be over-optimistically sized. Try fitting a Medium size cover on a Medium size helmet and you will see what I mean...



Label from another cover:




The blue U.N. cover for the GS Mk 6. And one half of its label.





U.N. cover used by a sergeant Jackson.








 

A couple of pictures showing the headband for the Personal Combat Torch and the torch itself as delivered in a plastic bag.



The white cover.






Below are a couple of pictures of the IS (Internal Security) Mod Kit for the GS Mk 6 helmet. The kit consists of a visor and a fire proof nape pad. The kit is designed to protect 'against hand thrown missiles and petrol bombs'. The first picture shows the helmet with visor down, the second with visor up (and protective cover on), and the third shows the label of the elasticated cover.
     




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