RAF B type Flying Helmet
Fitted with original label indicating manufactured by Frank Bryan with stores ref. no. 22C/65. This example is a size 2 and also carries the desirable 1940 Battle of Britain date. The leather shell is in generally good issued condition with just minor flaking to the surface. Both Bennett buckles are complete but lacking the leather outer covers. Excellent chin strap with chrome end still in place. Receiver cups and housings are in place with functioning zips and feint AM stamps to the leather. Good RCAF issue foams are fitted in the receiver housings but lacking receivers. Inside the lining is sound but grubby. The helmet is named J. A. Wood. We have no specific provenance but have found a Fl. Lt. John Alexander Wood who flew with 76 squadron, so he could possibly be our man. This is a nice display example of the most desirable of the wartime RAF flying helmets as used throughout the Battle of Britain. This item would display well with the RAF goggles which we have listed.