British WWII Fire Watcher Helmet Stencil Version 1
This stencil is suitable for hand or spray painting. It is 75mm wide and 40mm tall. It was painted on the front of the British Tommy helmet, in white or black paint. It was worn by 'Fire Watchers'.
- Helmet Restorers
- WW2 Civil Reenactors
- Living History
- Displays & Presentations
- Civil Defense Collectors
- Warden / Fire Watcher Collectors
Prior to WW2 it was recognized that suitably trained and equipped householders could provide a resource for dealing with fires within the vicinity of where they lived and also as a means of providing early firefighting measures in commercial and occupational premises. These volunteers were recruited to operate in the vicinity of their own home and street and were formed into small teams of 3 to 5 persons and trained to tackle small fires caused by incendiary bombs or to extinguish the incendiary bomb itself using water supplied by a stirrup pump or the application of sand. These were commonly known as 'Fire Watchers'.
Suitable for hand or spray painting.