MK6 Combat Helmet
Protective headgear worn by soldiers since WW1
This MK6 British Army combat helmet was worn by Private Chris Currie (5 SCOTS) in Afghanistan when it was struck by a Rocket-Propelled Grenade (RPG). Private Currie suffered a serious concussion from the incident but was otherwise uninjured thanks to this helmet.
This helmet is constructed of ballistic nylon and has a camouflage cover made from desert disruptive pattern (DPM) material. Different covers are used depending on the environment in which the wearer will be located, giving the wearer appropriate camouflage for his/her environment. The soldier who wore this helmet has written his name “Currie” and blood group “B-” on the cover in black marker.