British WWII Civil Defence Rescue steel helmet stencil
This stencil is suitable for hand or spray painting. Paint in by hand the 'tabs' and use thick paint to prevent paint runs if hand painting. There are versions with the 'tabs' still visible. It is 37mm wide and 45mm tall. It was painted on the front and on occasions the rear of the British Tommy helmet.
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- Civil Defense Collectors
The Civil Defence Service was a civilian volunteer organisation established in Great Britain in 1935. In 1941, during World War II, the use of Civil Defence replaced the pre-existing Air Raid Precautions (ARP). The Civil Defence also included the pre-existing ARP as well as wardens, firemen (initially the Auxiliary Fire Service (AFS) and latterly the National Fire Service (NFS)), Fire Watchers, Rescue, First Aid Post (FAP), Stretcher Party and industry. Over 1.9 million people served within the CD and nearly 2,400 lost their lives to enemy action.