use may be 53 Brit. Inf. Div.July 30 2007 at 2:33 AM
|keith Matthews |
Response to World War II Helmet, possibly Canadian?
I would re-iterate Roger's comment regarding unit insignia being worn on the side in both Canadian and British units (where worn). There is though a photo of in 'Bouchery - The British Soldier D-Day to VE Day, vol 1, p.8' of a MkIII British 53rd 'Welsh' Infantry division helmet with the stylised red 'W' on the front (It looks a bit formal to me).
The 'W' of the badge rests on a horizontal bar about as wide as the top of the arms, the hollow triangle formed in the centre is also coloured in. A web search on the unit name should find a picture.
I hope this helps.