|BELT COLOURS - light blue, white, red and dark blue|
This belt was worn through out the 1980's til around 1993.
The colours represent the 2 colour patches of the World War One AIF 4th Light Horse Regiment which, in 1916 was split into 2 distinct units. A & C Sqn remained in Egypt and rebuilt to a 3 sabre squadron Regiment, B squadron and the newly raised D Squadron travelled to France with the 1st Division as divisional cavalry and later, corps cavalry.
In France, the 4th retained its White/Red Colour patch first issued in late March 1915 (just time for the Gallipoli operations).
In Egypt, the unit became part of the 4th Light Horse Brigade along with the 11th and 12th Light Horse Regiments. The 4th Light Horse in Egypt adopted the Light Blue/Dark Blue colour patch. In the Middle East, the 4th Light Horse along with the 12th Light Horse Regiment were the 2 mounted regiments which Charged entrenched Turkish and German foe at Beersheba October 31st 1917 and routed the Turks and Germans.
The two 4th Light Horse colour patches from which the stable belt derived its colour are below.
The Maroon/Gold/Black belt with brown leather was the official stable belt for 4/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment in the 1970's.
They were purchased from 4/7th Dragoon Guards.
With thanks to Keith Dudley