Combat Helmet, Mark 4
This standard pattern steel metal helmet was worn by a member of the 2nd Battalion, The Scots Guards, during the Falklands campaign (1982). The distinctive camouflage was typical of that employed by British troops. The helmets were unpopular, being uncomfortable and unstable and during attacks at night, British troops often wore only caps or berets so that they could distinguish their own men from the Argentinians.
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