GIRDLE - somewhere between a waist sash and a waistbelt but normally without visible clasp,
the classic example is what Lancers wear in Full Dress. This has twin crimson lines of the national sash colour along the wide band of gold lace for officers (yellow worsted with scarlet stripes for soldiers) and is fastened at one side with small olivets (toggles) and cord loops. Not really intended to carry accoutrements, the girdle has sometimes been modified to do so by adding leather backing, e.g. to enable sword slings (q.v.) to be attached for wearing over a frock coat.
Royal Field Artillery
Army Service Corps
Queen's Own Worcestershire Hussars
GIRDLES NUMBER 1 DRESS
No 1 dress was first worn by detatchments, from all regiments and corps of the army, at the coronation of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth 11, on the 2nd June 1953. Her Majesty presented new colours to the 1st Bn. Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, in the grounds of Holyrood House. The regiment had recently returnrd from Korea and this was the first battalion to appear complete in No 1 dress.
Information from Regiments at A Glance by Lt. Col. Frank Wilson