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    DPM mystery helmet cover, ideas?

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    Post by michelwijnand Fri Aug 18, 2017 12:00 am

    So this helmet cover came in today (bottom right), and I don't really know anything about it.

    It's not the typical Mk6 cover cut, as there are no square reinforcements on the sides and no foliage loops, and the sewing pattern is different.

    The tag just lists a number (might be some old contract number or whatnot), and a factory that apparently burned down in 1973 or so
    and was demolished because of it. (?)

    At some point someone used it, as it's marked with surname, rank and serial.

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    Post by michelwijnand Sat Aug 26, 2017 9:47 pm

    Answer probably found, it's said to be an old turtle helmet cover, which it does fit perfectly on.

    Not seen a lot, but they pop up at least in photos of the 58 pattern nylon trial webbing shoot. Theough the helmet in this shot looks different,
    judging by the chinstrap type. Supposedly there were also new helmet tests going on at tht time, circa 1977/78.

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    Post by abefroman Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:16 am

    Do you have any pictures of it on a turtle helmet?
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    Post by michelwijnand Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:06 pm

    Yes just these 2, the cover fits perfectly.

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    Post by Fallschirmwomble Fri Nov 13, 2020 1:44 am

    What's the box shaped pouch on the rear right of the '72 Trials CEFO?

    I've never seen that before. It seems attached to the two straps that connect the right side Amm/Util Pouch assembly and the rear pouch.
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    Post by michelwijnand Fri Nov 13, 2020 10:35 pm

    I believe it's a sort of sight-pouch, maybe SUIT?
    It's like the regular type pouch, except it does not have 1 big beltloop on the back, it has a longer loop which is sewn so that it's divided into a large and a very small loop above eachother, and the spacing is pretty much the same as the sidestraps of he webbing, so I put it on there because it seemed nice, and might even be correct. I haven't seen a pouch with the same loop since
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    Post by michelwijnand Mon Nov 16, 2020 12:31 am

    There's actually such a pouch on ebay, and I can't find my own photos of it, so here's a link.

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/British-army-Suit-Sight-Pouch/224235971068?hash=item34358161fc:g:8~UAAOSwq~xfsYSO

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    Post by Fallschirmwomble Mon Dec 07, 2020 11:33 pm

    michelwijnand wrote:There's actually such a pouch on ebay, and I can't find my own photos of it, so here's a link.

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/British-army-Suit-Sight-Pouch/224235971068?hash=item34358161fc:g:8~UAAOSwq~xfsYSO

    Thanks!

    But Ouch! That's more than I paid for the '72 Trials Rucksack! I want it but, the price. I'm not going to be able to sleep tonight...

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    The type with which I'm familiar is this one, made from the same fabric as the 1977 trials set:

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/224235966624

    I sold one on eBay for £14 a few years ago. No wear/damage to it.

    What I JUST noticed is that the lid of the '72 trial pouch opens sideways once fitted to a belt. I think the positioning of it in your picture has to be exactly correct.

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