With thanks to Bob Bennett
With thanks to Marc Sherriff
With thanks to Alan Woolley
Approved 19 May 1875, List of Changes (LoC) Paragraph 3599 introduced a modified Girdle, now reinforced on its inside face with leather. Unfortunately, LoCs date only from 1860, so there is no official documentation yet found, which introduced the original girdle - though this is probably over a century prior to 1905, as the Lancer Girdle was apparently the Light Dragoon Girdle being perpetuated. Those Light Dragoons who later converted to Hussars, standardised on the Barrelled Sash instead.
The reinforced Girdle, worsted, Lancers' was to enable the newly introduced Case, leather, brown, B.L. revolver to be worn on the Girdle, the Army finally having decided to take a revolver into service.
With thanks to Rog Dennis