A nice original wartime Tommy helmet, this is the identical helmet used by the Army but this one was issued to the police. The shell is in excellent order, it has clearly been several colours of blue in its time, the first layer is a lighter blue the same as can be seen to the inside rim, this is an early war shiny blue and presumably had a flat stenciled “Police” decal to the front, it was then over painted in a darker blue and has raised “Police” decal to the front. All is original and period done. The inside shell is in good order, the rim markings are not clearly stamped but BMB can be seen. The liner is in excellent order and nicely dated 1939, it is a size 6 ¾. the chinstrap is the mid war type.