Wolseley Sun Helmet (ABS Helmet)  - Royal Marines Helmet (aka Pith Helmet) Style
Wolseley Sun Helmet (ABS Helmet)  - Royal Marines Helmet (aka Pith Helmet) Style
Wolseley Sun Helmet (ABS Helmet)  - Royal Marines Helmet (aka Pith Helmet) Style
Wolseley Sun Helmet (ABS Helmet)  - Royal Marines Helmet (aka Pith Helmet) Style
Wolseley Sun Helmet (ABS Helmet)  - Royal Marines Helmet (aka Pith Helmet) Style

Wolseley Sun Helmet (ABS Helmet) - Royal Marines Helmet (aka Pith Helmet) Style

£400.00
Stock Status: In Stock
Made in UK to M.o.D. Royal Marines specification, traditional White Summer Helmet is a classic Ceremonial or Sun Helmet. Does not include metal furnishings.
Information

Sun Helmets for sale have many patterns and styles. The Wolseley pattern helmet was worn by the British Army from about 1899 to 1948 and described in the 1900 Dress Regulations as "the Wolseley pattern cork helmet".

Initially made from cork, then pith, this modern Spec Helmet is made in the UK of ABS formed Plastic to the modern spec used by the UK Royal Marines. The helmet is covered by tradition white cloth and has a "Mediterranean" style White Band around the crown (Other Helmet Styles have a Puggaree). Each shell size cover multiple sizes using an interchangeable padded sweatband inside.

Also traditionally known as a pith helmet, tropical helmet, summer helmet, topee, sola topee, solar topi, the helmet was as famously worn by a Governor-generals, Governors, Diplomatic Corps officers in the Royal College of Arms and consular officials in British Overseas Territories and colonies.

As standard the helmet comes with a "Collet" at the top into which can be inserted a domed aerator, Metal Spike or a Royal Marines style ball as optimal extras. The Chin Strap is often not worn, or is considered a non-functioning feature.

White Fabric Outer
Green Fabric Lining
Green Non-Fabric Underbrim
Variable Padded Foam Airtex Sweatband
Chinstrap Hooks - Included
Chinstrap / Chin Chain / Cheek Guard - Not Included
Screw Thread Collet - Included
Top Mount Spike / Ball / Dome - Not Included

See Related items (below) for metal furniture (Chin Guards, Spikes etc)

Large -  58cm, 59cm and 60cm 

Extra Large - 61cm, 62cm and 63cm 

Note: There may light shelf wear on stock models.

Specifications
  • Hat Size:
    59
  • Material:
    ABS Cloth
  • Colour:
    White
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Commodity Code:
    65061010
  • Brand:
    ATH OEMed
  • Condition:
    New
  • Product Code:
    ATH-Wolseley-ABS-White-L
  • Weight:
    2kg
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