British WW2 Observer Corps helmet stencil - Early War
This stencil is suitable for hand or spray painting. It is 45mm wide and 55mm tall. It was painted on the front of the British Tommy helmet, in white and used before the rectangular insignia came in.
- Helmet Restorers
- WW2 Civil Reenactors
- Living History
- Displays & Presentations
- Civil Defence Collectors
- Observer Corps Collectors
The Observer Corps played an important part in the Battle of Britain. When the Luftwaffe started to attack 'Chain Home' (a string of radar stations), there was the potential for Fighter Command to have been left ‘blinded’ by their loss. However, the Observer Corps made up for this. When Fighter Command used the information from Chain Home and the Observer Corps, they could get fighters into the air within the 20 minutes time zone that they required for the fighters to reach their optimum flying height.
The stencil measures 50mm tall and 85mm wide and can be spray or hand painted although the two 'tabs' on each letter will need to be completed after the stencil has been removed.