The Buffs, Royal East Kent Regt. – MkII helmet
Original WW2 British MkII ‘The Buffs, Royal East Kent Regiment’ combat helmet with decal. Genuine period The Buffs decal to the wearer’s left side what is remaining in very good condition. The helmet shows normal traces of usage and has not been cleaned, it has its original liner and chinstrap present. Shell is marked with production lot HPH and MKII, maker marked HBH what indicates the company Harrison Bros & Howson Ltd, dated 1941. No visible markings on the liner, probably on the otherside, but ofcourse we are not taking out the liner of the helmet! Uncleaned condition. This helmet is named to the soldier, not researched. Hard to find nowadays!
The Buffs, Royal East Kent Regiment
1st Battalion was in Egypt on the outbreak of the Second World War. It spent the entire conflict fighting in the Middle East and Italy. 2nd Battalion fought in the battle of France, and the Burma campaign. The regiment raised several Territorial and hostilities-only battalions during the war. One of these, the 7th, was converted to an armoured role in 1941 as the 141st Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps, and landed in Normandy in June 1944.
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