RAF Wolseley Helmet
An RAF Wolseley Helmet.
This type of helmet differs from the usual 'Pith' helmet in that it has a higher dome crown and a turned up back neck part.
It has a beige, hard wearing cotton cloth outer covering.
Inside is a green felt lining with a leather adjustable chin strap and a 'removable' leather sweat band.
This is embossed with the maker's name - Hobson & Sons (London) Ltd.
Also is a paper size label (6 7/8) again with the maker's name.
The crown is lined with 'coolair aluminex' foil to keep the head cool, and at it's peak is an air vent (see photo).
The overall appearance of the helmet is excellent and clean.