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British civilian Zuckerman helmet marking

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Hi all - hopefully you can solve a mystery for me

 

I have 'large' 1941 dated zuckerman helmet in my collection. It is stencilled with 'C.P.' on the front. Can anyone advise as to what this stands for?

My best guess is 'Civilian protection' but I'm sure I'm wrong!

 

I look forward to hearing your responses

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Simon perhaps CP is "Civilian Personnel" to distinguish the wearer from official personnel?

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Hi,

a picture may give more of a clue ! it could be command post as a designation of where the helmet was issued to. Do you think it is a wartime marking ??

cheers

Ashley

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Whilst civilians the helmet markings would follow civilian defence guidelines..So CP was Command Post..common were SFP street fire party and FG fire guard. You could buy them pre war for 5shillings but it seems unlikely a civilian would add CP as during a raid he could cause confusion...with fire watchers .police and firemen potentially seeking direction to the firebombings

 

They were not used post war.

 

jenkinov

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