What You Need to Know: West Mercia Q&A on Firearms Licensing
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The Metropolitan Police Service was founded in 1829 by Home Secretary Sir Robert Peel under the Metropolitan Police Act 1829 and on 29 September of that year, the first constables of the service appeared on the streets of London. Ten years later, Metropolitan Police Act 1839 consolidated policing within London by expanding the Metropolitan Police District and either abolishing or amalgamating the various other law enforcement entities within London into the Metropolitan Police such as the Thames River Police and the Bow Street Runners.. This style helmet was claimed by some sources to have been based on the spiked pickelhaube worn by the Prussian Army, it was first adopted by the London Metropolitan Police in 1863 to replace the "stovepipe" top hat worn since 1829. This helmet has been very well looked after, the leather sweat band, *chin strap not present* waterproof wool and the late queen's cypher EIIR, standing for Elizabeth II Regina is in excellent condition. The price includes UK delivery. POL 356.