5th Weald of Kent Volunteers Home Service Helmet
Blue cloth helmet of the 5th Weald of Kent Volunteers. Title granted 1877 becoming 2nd VB in 1883. In great condition for age, nicely marked inside with original sweatband and leather pieces used to hold on badge & hat spike. Ok as it is approximately 140 years old it has a couple of minor faults (1) leather backing on chain has come away in some sections. (2) 2 moth holes approximately 1mm in size on cloth band and what appears to be a glue spot close to the moth hole, and that is as bad as it gets, it is a superb example.