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Royal Armoured Corps Mk11 Steel Helmet

An absolutely exceptional and totally untouched example of a 1945 dated Royal Armoured Corps Mark 11 Steel helmet.
Purported to have belonged to a Lt. Col Dempster of the R.E.M.E the helmet is in virtually as new condition and shows no real signs of ever having been worn. The shell retains itsí late war rough brown finish which appears 100% intact underneath the original camouflage netting and scrim.
The Rexene tongues of the Mk111 liner have become a little firm but are flexible and without cracking. This improved liner features the Lift the Dot fastener and the new pattern chinstrap with quick release buckle. Both liner and chinstrap are 1945 dated and in very good condition.
The R.E.M.E carried out the recovery of knocked out tanks from the battlefield and to do this they were eventually equipped with Armoured Recovery Vehicles (ARV) which were versions of the basic tank, with no main armament and sometimes with a crane and winch attached. It is therefore highly likely that Lt. Col. Dempster would have been issued with this helmet despite not being a member of the Royal Armoured Corps.
It would be quite impossible to upgrade this excellent example.