Type B flying helmet
A Type B flying helmet issued to Cameron Hill by the Royal Canadian Air Force during the Second World War.
The flying helmet is made from brown leather panels that were sewn together. The helmet features two padded oval ear cups and a leather chinstrap sewn to the right side and secured by a buckle sewn to the left side. In addition, the back of the helmet has a vertical opening to the neck fitted with a horizontal adjustable leather strap. The interior of the helmet is lined with buff coloured chamois.
The Type B flying helmet was commonly issued to aircrew in the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan (BCATP). This style of helmet was likely modeled after the Type B flying helmet issued to aircrew in the Royal Air Force between 1936-1941.
Cameron Clare Hill fonds
Uniform insignia and personal gear
[1940 or 1941]
1 flying helmet : leather and metal ; 21 x 22 cm
Canada. Royal Canadan Air Force.
Reference purposes only.
University of Waterloo Library. Special Collections & Archives. Cameron Clare Hill fonds. Type B flying helmet. GA424-2-12_001.