Helmets used by the Royal Netherlands East Indies Army (KNIL)
Verblifa KNIL helmets
This Verblifa m39 KNIL helmet was issued to the Luchtbeschermingsdienst (Air Raid Protection / ARP) just before the invasion of the Netherlands in 1940 and remaind in service during the occupation of the Netherlands.
The helmet has been painted black and is fitted with a civilian model liner.
This Verblifa m39 KNIL helmet was re-used by the PTT in the 1950's/1960's.
39P stamp in the rear visor.
This m40 KNIL helmet was brought back to the Netherlands from the Netherlands East-Indies (NEI) in 1949 by a Dutch sereant.It is one of 200 m40 KNIL helmets that were shipped to the NEI on the 14th of May 1940.
This m40 KNIL GR helmet was used by the Police in Amsterdam during the ocupation of the Netherlands.
The helmet is painted black, the neckpiece has been removed and the chinstrap is replaced by a civilian model.
Milsco KNIL helmets
The m41 KNIL, Milsco 1 was introduced in 1941.
A m41 KNIL, Milsco 1 re-issued to and used by a Japanese soldier.This helmet was taken brought to Australia by an Australian soldier as a wartrophy.
A m41 KNIL, Milsco 1 used by a TNI soldier.
The m41, KNIL, Milsco 2 helmet was introduced in 1941.This helmet is not part of the Dutchhelmets collection.
A camouflage net used by the KNIL from 1941.
Helmets produced in the NEI
A Romeinsch 1 helmet.This helmet is not part of the Dutchhelmets collection.
A aluminium helmet produced in the NEI.This helmet was re-used by the TNI.
Helmet, Steel, Mark I
This mkI* helmet was issued to a KNIL officer stationed in England at the beginning of the 1940-ies.
I believe this is a Brodie helmet (and not a mkI) produced by Miris Ltd. Sheffield between March 1916 and somewhere in 1917, and retrofitted to a mkI* helmet.
The liner is a mkII model produced by VERO in 1940 and fitted with an oval sponge-rubber pad. The chin-strap is a mkII model one.
A mkII used by the ML-KNIL (Militaire Luchtvaart-Koninklijke Nederlandse Indisch Leger).
A M1 Jungle liner used by the KNIL in the NEI between 1946 and 1949.
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