British Sand Pith Helmet 24th Regiment of Foot

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British Sand Pith Helmet with 24th Regiment of Foot Plate Badge 

 

Replica

Dr Livingston I presume - The pith helmet was associated with British colonial and Foreign Service history

  

  • Colour Sand/ Khaki : inside - green 
  • Size - One size fits all
  • Adjustable velcro style ends on cotton covered sweatband.
  • Cotton Lining
  • Lightweight  
  • 24th Regiment Badge

 

The Replica 24th regiment badge as worn on British colonial pith helmets in the Zulu war at Rorkes Drift and Isandlhwana

An exact die-struck copy of the plate with 2 fixing lugs. Worn by enlisted men on the front of the Pith Helmet / foreign service helmet, with the cut-out "24" in the centre.

Bright gold finish, gilt plates are more attractive than brass, and never need to be polished.

Plate size: 95mm High, 83mm Wide

Plate is a good weight for size - 86 grams

Two fixing lugs are approx. 35mm apart ( lugs are fixed to back of plate & have an eyelet fixing point, plate can be held in place by making two holes in helmet & using small cable tie or glue plate in place.

The Pith Helmet is made from trees grown in the northern part of Vietnam. The material can sustain heavy sunlight as well as rain. When wet the Brithish pith helmet may become a bit softer, but then dries to its original state. The Vietnamese learned the art of pith helmet manufacturing a hundred years ago from the French during their occupation.

Colour: Sand

Pith Helmet with 24th Regiment Badge fixed

 

The British Pith Helmet

The pith helmet is one of the most recognisable British Icons of the British colonial past.

The Army pith helmet was very quickly an essential accessory by civilians in the far corners of the British Empire. The pith helmet began life as military head gear uniform and was a development of German soldiers’ helmets of the 1870s. English soldiers during the Boer War 1899 1902 in South Africa used tea to dye their helmets the distinctive beige colour in order to give them better camouflage. They soon became standard issue and their popularity, which wasn’t limited to English colonial societies.

The rebel fighters in Viet Minh adapted a variation of the French coloniser’s pith helmet for there own use.

 Use your pith helmet for a display, at a fancy dress or even wear to the Lions rugby orEngland football when on tour. 

  

Made from trees grown in the northern part of Vietnam. The pith helmet material can sustain heavy sunlight as well as rain. When wet the pith helmet may become a bit softer, but then dries to its original state. The Vietnamese learned the art of pith helmet manufacturing a hundred years ago from the French during their occupation.