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Civilian Steel Helmets (Chin-Straps)

Volume 389: debated on Thursday 27 May 1943

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asked the Home Secretary whether he is aware that most steel helmets issued to part-time fire-guards are without chin-straps and are useless in an emergency requiring movement on the part of the wearers; and. whether he will have this deficiency remedied?

No chin-strap is provided for the civilian type of steel helmet because this helmet does not normally require it. Lugs are, however, provided on the helmet, to which improvised chinstraps, such as tape, can be attached, and fireguards to whom helmets are issued can make their own chin-straps in this way.