Para Helmet Markings

Discussion in 'Airborne' started by Ludo68000, Sep 1, 2019.

  1. Ludo68000

    Ludo68000 Junior Member

    Dear All,

    this helmet was Pte Robert Stanley RIDOUT's (Amy Catering Corps attached 225 Filed Para Ambulance).
    Pte RIDOUT died of wounds on 7th June 1944 at Ranville.

    What is the meaning of the Yellow strip painted on the helmet, and also all around the botton of the helmet?
    Thanks for your help,


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  2. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

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  3. Ludo68000

    Ludo68000 Junior Member

    Hi TD,

    this is very convincing and i am surprised on such markings as they make the para wearing his helmet vey vulnerable to the enemy.
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  4. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Others will know better than I but many of the helmets had markings on them and most would have been covered to some extent by netting therefore obscuring parts of the markings

    The USA had numerous markings on their para helmets for the Division or whatever they were in, certain ranks had markings on their helmets, did British Paras change into their Red beret once on the ground ?? so all that would leave them vulnerable to the enemy

    Trying to find out if Medics had a marked helmet - Red Cross in a white circle

  5. 8RB

    8RB Well-Known Member

    RAMC (Medic) helmet:
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  6. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    I know these arent Paras but just to show that helmet markings were present for indication, even if obscured by netting and some camoflage


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