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    20mm Olive Green Elastic

    Lads,

    Can anyone point me in the direction of somewhere I could get some 20mm elastic in olive green for a helmet cover, the elastic on mine is stretched beyond use. I can get 25mm through Cadetdirect but they charge £1.35/m for the tape and £9.95 to post the stuff to me here, not paying a tenner to get 2m of tape sent over!

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    Is it for an the old issue helmet cover? Maybe it would be cheaper to get a british surplus cover and take the elastic off that? If you've friends in the PDF they'll be able to source an old cover fairly easily.
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    Hand it back to your CQ and request a new one. FWT
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    FWT only if issued! I got a helmet on t'internet and trying to conjure up a cover for it. The brother gave me an old crewmans cover off a mowag which will fit with some alterations/black tape. Ideally the new helmet cover would be the business but are like hens teeth, and for a reason too I know. Any PDF heads have a spare new shaped one to donate??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Infy View Post
    Lads,

    Can anyone point me in the direction of somewhere I could get some 20mm elastic in olive green for a helmet cover, the elastic on mine is stretched beyond use. I can get 25mm through Cadetdirect but they charge £1.35/m for the tape and £9.95 to post the stuff to me here, not paying a tenner to get 2m of tape sent over!

    Cheers.
    just exchange it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Infy View Post
    The brother gave me an old crewmans cover off a mowag which will fit with some alterations/black tape.
    A what?
    I have yet to see a crewmans helmet cover. Any pics?

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    Will try one this evening, its basically just bigger than the one for the old helmet, now it could just be that it is and he used it on a crewmans helmet and I have taken him up wrong!

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    Most PDF lads should be able to track you down an old one, If not ask the cadre most barracks stores have tons of the old ones knocking about, Unless they have sold them all on ebay!!
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    mowag crew helmets are olive green , they have no cover with them
    you could have an old type helmet cover from a helmet b-coy 3bn used for dismount troops..

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    mowag crew helmets are olive green , they have no cover with them
    Blue covers available! and issued and worn...
    Time for another break I think......

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    Quote Originally Posted by hptmurphy View Post
    Blue covers available! and issued and worn...
    i never seen a mowag crew helmet in blue??
    are you sure, we painted the sisu ones in the leb but they looked shite
    i taught the mowag ones were just left green there personal issue to driver and gunner overseas.

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    At long last a few pictures of the cover. Ended up with 20mm black elastic got in hickeys and a sunday evening spent sewing like a mad man. Attachment 6701Attachment 6702Attachment 6703

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    atts dont work.
    "He is an enemy officer taken in battle and entitled to fair treatment."
    "No, sir. He's a sergeant, and they don't deserve no respect at all, sir. I should know. They're cunning and artful, if they're any good. I wouldn't mind if he was an officer, sir. But sergeants are clever."

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    i've carefully cut all the elastic off my latest helmet cover if that's any good to you?
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    I was going to say go into Hickeys, or any alteration shop like the Zip yard can help.
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    Will try the atts again here. Thanks RGJ but the black actually turned out alright looking, thought it would be worse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Infy View Post
    Will try the atts again here. Thanks RGJ but the black actually turned out alright looking, thought it would be worse.
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    you did a good job there mate - black should be fine as when it is used in anger it will contain foliage and you won't know what colour the elastic is.

    you might actually start a trend and other lads will want black elastic on their helmets too.
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