A World War Two Wolseley 'TROPICAL' Sun Helmet by FAILSWORTH HATS with Broad Arrow dated 1942. The TOPI Helmets were first issued to Officers in 1899 and By World War One were being issued to all ranks in the British Army for 'tropical' service plus were used by other British Colonial Forces and some other armies forces as well. Topi Helmets are made of cork with a Kharki Drill covering.This helmet is in very good overall condition...it does have one slight weak spot on one side of the crown where it may have received 'a blow' at some stage. No chin strap. This is a GENUINE piece...the Topi Helmets are widely reproduced and genuine old ones are now highly sought after.
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