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o j kirby

Hello,

Can anyone advise me as to which model of gas hood was worn during the battle of Loos in 1915? Was it the Hypo helmet, the PH or a mix of both depending on availability and scale of issue?

Many thanks,

Owain.

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mark holden

Owain, According to Information in Chris Pollendine’s Campaign 1915 the Smoke Helmet was introduced in June 1915 the P type Tube Helmet and satchel was sealed on 17 Sept 1915. I am sure I have seen contemporary illustrations of the Battle of Loos showing the later type being worn. If you don’t have copy of the Campaign series I highly recommend both volumes.

 

regards

 

Mark

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o j kirby

Hi Mark,

Thanks for the reply. I have frequently pondered the notion that while we read about new kit being issued or updated, the actual timescale of units receiving the kit can be an unknown. 

Cheers

Owain.

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