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RAF B-Type Flying Helmet, 1939 dated

RAF B-Type Leather Flying Helmet.

This classic RAF flying helmet is famous for being the type worn by Fighter Pilots during the Battle of Britain.

Air Ministry Ref. No. 22C/65.

The helmet outside chrome leather is in a very good condition.
The Bennett's buckle fastener's are complete, and the chin strap retains it's metal end-piece.
A slight impressed Air Ministry reference number can be seen on one side.

With Zip Ear receiver coverings and a pair of black rubber cushions inside.
Both zips work perfectly and their leather pullers are present.

The inside chamois leather is complete, but with some soiling.
A large 'Wareings' label is stitched to the crown, with the size and a 1939 date (see photo).

This helmet is in a very good 'used' condition.