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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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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.



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