British WWII Observer Corps steel helmet stencil
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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 dark blue, sky blue and white.
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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.