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The Army Museum


Accession number: HMP/80/190/C5
Category: Protective Wear
Object type: Civil Defence
Date: 1941
Materials: Metal, Steel
Group: Civil Defence
Culture: Canadian
Description: Second World War era steel, bowl shaped helmet with wide brim; Exterior and interior painted olive green with white "W" stenciled onto front; Edge of brim bound with metal band; Screw through top of crown; Elastic canvas chinstrap;  Interior: Black oilcloth headband with adjustor and drawstring screwed to top (with screw disk on top); Rubber ventilator; Padded crown; Side hooks; Single punched hole at back
History of Use: "W" would stand for Warden and have been used for Civil Defence