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    Canadian Helmit 1943 Quetion on markings

    I have what I think is a 1943 Canadianicon Mfg helmet. Any information on the painted on colors in the front? I was able to snap a few pictures today, the net is a recent add and I also paired it with the Ingels Hi Power. Thanks in advance for any information.



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    That'd be Inglis High Power. The paint is a Regimental marking. May not be Canadianicon though.
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    GSW General Steel Wares London Ontario Canadaicon, no idea what the paint markings represent

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    Me and my son looked at other country regimental colors or markings after the war some of this equipment made to other countries. Still drew a blank,
    I snapped a picture of it hanging on my Lithgowicon SMLE


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    There doesn't appear to be any country with a flag with Yellow, Blue and White stripes. S'why I suspect it's Regimental. May be Divisional though. Kind of think it may be one of the units that were disbanded at war's end.
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    Arm of Service colour? Like blue/white for signals?

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    Blue, yellow and white are/ were the colours of the old Royal Army Service Corps (or RASC, RCASC, RAASC, RNZASC RIASC etc etc). Replaced by the RCT in 1966 or so and the RLC in 1998 or somewhere close.

    You can tell if the RASC drivers helmets (and berets) are real because they have a flat spot at the side where they fall asleep and lean on the cab side screen on long tiresome journeys. Just joking.......

    To be honest, these corps colour indicators were useful things on active service when there were no cap badges visible. At least you'd recognise, say, the REME blokes etc when you needed one and being REME, you were among friends and knew that the pot was always on the boil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Laidlericon View Post
    Blue, yellow and white are/ were the colours of the old Royal Army Service Corps
    Finally, the conjecture ends.
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    Just as a matter of interest BAR, did Canadaicon follow the UKicon line with changing from the RASC to the RCT and then the RLC/Royal Logistics Corps? What about Australiaicon and NZ now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Laidlericon View Post
    did Canadaicon follow the UKicon line with changing

    We went to the RCEME and then EME. I can't say what they call themselves now.
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