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Author Topic: Did SCW Soldiers ever wear British helmets?  (Read 780 times)

Offline MiniPigs

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Did SCW Soldiers ever wear British helmets?
« on: September 14, 2022, 04:41:50 AM »
Is there any evidence of any troops wearing British helmets during the SCW?
« Last Edit: September 14, 2022, 04:54:03 AM by MiniPigs »

Online NickNascati

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Re: Did SCW Soldiers ever wear British helmets?
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2022, 01:03:59 PM »
I’ve done a fair bit of reading on the SCW, and I’ve never seen a photo of troops in British helmets.

Offline tercio39

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Re: Did SCW Soldiers ever wear British helmets?
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2022, 06:41:03 PM »
I have too and I’ve never seen it either . 

Offline Metternich

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Re: Did SCW Soldiers ever wear British helmets?
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2022, 07:22:59 PM »
Me neither.  Adrian helmets, German helmets, Italian, but have never seen Brodie helmets.

Offline carlos marighela

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Re: Did SCW Soldiers ever wear British helmets?
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2022, 08:13:48 AM »
I understand that Portuguese volunteers may have brought their own helmets. these would be of the M16 and just possibly the M16/30 patterns, basically the British tin hat, fluted in the original M16 version, identical to the British helmet at least externally in the later versions. In fact the M16/30 were repainted  British Mk1 helmets with new liners.

Apart from that, all I have seen are Spanish, Czech, French and the odd Italian helmet.
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Offline PeloBourbon

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Re: Did SCW Soldiers ever wear British helmets?
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2022, 04:35:23 PM »
Hi everybody ,
Sorry for the late answer. In one illustration the artist gave the Brodie helmet to a British Bataillon member. Did he bring it from home or was it given in Spain, who knows?   The artist doesn't give any photographic support to his interpretation. (see attachment)

During the 1927 Shanghai Events, the Spanish sailors detached to the legations security wore Brodie helmet and 1914 British canvas pouches, AFAIK these gear was given by the British. I saw a drawing many many years ago in the Madrid Navy Museum and cool pictures in a Spanish forum.( Sadly the pictures were removed)..

Maybe a few Brodie helmets landed in Spain during the civil war but it seems not in any significant number. The loads of pictures show the aforementioned Spanish, Italian, Czech, Adrian helmets.

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