Zulu Wars



ZULU WAR HELMET A faithful copy of the famous Zulu War helmet as worn by the 24th Regiment of Foot, who fought so valiantly at Isandlhwana and Rorkes Drift. The body is covered with white fabric (green on the inside). During the Zulu war, the helmet was worn both with and without the regimental plates shown below. If you purchase a plate at the same time as a helmet, we will mount it for you free of charge (in fact, if you don’t want it mounted, be sure to let us know). no longer available


All of these helmets have
a modern Velcro adjustable headband
to ensure a perfect fit for sizes from 6 to 7.

24th FOOT MODEL1868 HELMET PLATES, AS WORN IN THE ZULU WAR

OFFICER’S GILT AND SILVER HELMET PLATE The Queen's officers always went first class, and this plate has the beautiful matte and bright gold finish found on the finest Victorian examples, with a silvered sphinx below the numbers.
no longer available

NCO’S GILT HELMET PLATE The same matte and bright gold finish as the officer's, but without the silver sphinx. Gilt plates are more attractive than brass, and never need to be polished. no longer available

OTHER RANKS BRASS HELMET PLATE
An exact die-struck copy of the brass plate worn by enlisted men on the front of the white foreign service helmet in 1879, with the cut-out "24" in the center.
no longer available


Other Victorian British Helmets


WHITE TROPICAL SERVICE HELMET
This is the classic "Gunga Din" style helmet, used by the British army on colonial service throughout the Empire, from 1875 to 1900. Covered with white cloth and lined with green, complete with wrap-around pleated white puggari and adjustable brown leather chin strap. Adjustable size.
no longer available


KHAKI TROPICAL SERVICE HELMET
The khaki version of the white helmet described above, made famous by the "gentlemen in khaki" during the Boer War. Complete with wrap-around pleated khaki puggari and adjustable brown leather chinstrap. Adjustable size. Image of inside
no longer available

WHITE "WOLSELEY" STYLE TROPICAL SERVICE HELMET
This design offered better protection from the sun, and began to replace the earlier model in 1901. It continued in use through the Gallipoli and Middle East campaigns of World War I, and could still be seen in rear areas during World War II. It is still worn today as a dress helmet by the Royal Marines.
Image of inside
no longer available

All of these helmets have a modern Velcro adjustable headband
to ensure a perfect fit for sizes from 6 to 7.

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