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    Posted: May 13 2018 at 1:17pm
In my great pile of stuff I have a British airborne helmet with a name or number of maybe even both.

Is there a way of looking these up to see the history?
Always looking for military manuals, Dodge M37 items,books on Berlin Germany, old atlases ( before 1946) , military maps of Scotland. English and Canadian gun parts.
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If it was a regiment or something then possibly.

Abbreviations
M.M.P. Military Mounted Police
M.F.T. Military Foot Police
R.M.C. Royal Military College
R.M.A. Royal Military Academy
S.M. School of Musketry

The regimental markings are normally (but not always) expressed in the following form:

(battalion)
(regiment)
(company)
(weapon number)

Pre-1881 Mark Regiment Post-1881 Abbreviation
(none) The Royal Garrison Artillery R.G.A.
S. & M. The Corps of Royal Engineers (Sappers & Miners) R.E.
1st Foot Gds. The Grenadier Guards (The First Regiment of Guards) G.G.
2nd Foot Gds. The Coldstream Guards (The Coldstream Regiment of Foot Guards) C.G.
3rd Foot Gds. The Scot Guards (The Scots Fusilier Guards) S.G.
(none) The Irish Guards I.G.
(none) The Welch Guards W.G.
1st Foot The Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment) R.S.
2nd Foot The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment) W.SR.
3rd Foot The Buffs (East Kent Regiment) E.K.
4th Foot The King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment) LAN.
5th Foot The Northumberland Fusiliers N.F.
6th Foot The Royal Warwickshire Regiment WK.
7th Foot The Royal Fusiliers (The City of London Regiment) R.F.
8th Foot The King's (Liverpool Regiment) LI.
9th Foot The Norfolk Regiment NK.
10th Foot The Lincolnshire Regiment LIN.
11th Foot The Devonshire Regiment DVN.
12th Foot The Suffolk Regiment SK.
13th Foot Prince Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry) ST.
14th Foot The Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment) W.Y.
15th Foot The East Yorkshire Regiment E.Y.
16th Foot The Bedfordshire Regiment BD.
17th Foot The Leicestershire Regiment LEIC.
18th Foot The Royal Irish Regiment R.I.
19th Foot Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment) YK.
20th Foot The Lancashire Fusiliers L.F.
21st Foot The Royal Scots Fusiliers S.F.
22nd Foot The Cheshire Regiment CH.
23rd Foot The Royal Welsh Fusiliers W.F.
24th Foot The South Wales Borderers S.W.B.
25th Foot The King's Own Scottish Borderers K.O.S.B.
26th Foot The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) S.R.
27th Foot The Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers IN.F.
28th Foot The Gloucestershire Regiment G.R.
29th Foot The Worcestershire Regiment W.R.
30th Foot The East Lancashire Regiment E.L.
31st Foot The East Surrey Regiment E.SR.
32nd Foot The Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry CLL.
33rd Foot The Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment) W.RID.
34th Foot The Border Regiment B.R.
35th Foot The Royal Sussex Regiment SX.
36th Foot The Worcestershire Regiment (2nd Battalion) W.R.
37th Foot The Hampshire Regiment HTS.
38th Foot The South Staffordshire Regiment S.STF.
39th Foot The Dorsetshire Regiment DT.
40th Foot The Prince of Wales's Volunteers (South Lancashire Regiment) S.L.
41st Foot The Welch Regiment WEL.
42nd Foot The Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) R.H.
43rd Foot The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry OX.
44th Foot The Essex Regiment EX.
45th Foot The Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment) DY.
46th Foot The Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry (2nd Battalion) CLL.
47th Foot The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment N.L.
48th Foot The Northamptonshire Regiment NN.
49th Foot Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment) BRK.
50th Foot The Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) W.KT.
51st Foot The King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry) Y.L.I.
52nd Foot The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry (2nd Battalion) OX.
53rd Foot The King's Shropshire Light Infantry SH.
54th Foot The Dorsetshire Regiment (2nd Battalion) DT.
55th Foot The Border Regiment (2nd Battalion) BR.
56th Foot The Essex Regiment (2nd Battalion) EX.
57th Foot The Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment) MX.
58th Foot The Northamptonshire Regiment (2nd Battalion) NN.
59th Foot The East Lancashire Regiment (2nd Battalion) E.L.
60th Foot The King's Royal Rifle Corps K.R.R.
61st Foot The Gloucestershire Regiment (2nd Battalion) G.R.
62nd Foot The Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment) WTS.
63rd Foot The Manchester Regiment MAN.
64th Foot The Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment) N.STF.
65th Foot The York and Lancaster Regiment Y.&L.
66th Foot The Royal Berkshire Regiment (2nd Battalion) BRK.
67th Foot The Hampshire Regiment (2nd Battalion) HTS.
68th Foot The Durham Light Infantry DM.
69th Foot The Welch Regiment (2nd Battalion) WEL.
70th Foot The East Surrey Regiment (2nd Battalion) E.SR.
71st Foot The Highland Light Infantry H.L.I.
72nd Foot The Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, The Duke of Albany) SEA.
73rd Foot The Black Watch (The Royal Highlanders, 2nd Battalion) R.H.
74th Foot The Highland Light Infantry (2nd Battalion) H.L.I.
75th Foot The Gordon Highlanders GOR.
76th Foot The Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment) (2nd Battalion) W.RID.
77th Foot The Middlesex Regiment (2nd Battalion) MX.
78th Foot The Seaforth Highlanders (2nd Battalion) SEA.
79th Foot The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders CAM.
80th Foot The South Staffordshire Regiment (2nd Battalion) S.STF.
81st Foot The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment (2nd Battalion) N.L.
82nd Foot The Prince of Wales's Volunteers (South Lancashire Regiment) (2nd Battalion) S.L.
83rd Foot The Royal Irish Rifles (1st Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles) R.I.R.
84th Foot The York and Lancaster Regiment (2nd Battalion) Y.&L.
85th Foot The King's Shropshire Light Infantry (2nd Battalion) S.H.
86th Foot The Royal Irish Rifles (2nd Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles) R.I.R.
87th Foot Princess Victoria's (Royal Irish Fusiliers) R.I.F.
88th Foot The Connaught Rangers CT.
89th Foot Princess Victoria's (Royal Irish Fusiliers) (2nd Battalion) R.I.F.
90th Foot The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) (2nd Battalion) S.R.
91st Foot Princess Louise's (Argyll and
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British airborne. Man. Those guys had a large set of bollocks, pardon my English.
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Not sure what happened there it looks like 2 posts mingle together somehow?
Don't shoot till you see the whites of their thighs. (Unofficial motto of the Royal Air Force)
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