• This belt is exactly the same colours & proportions as my old school scarf & tie ( which I still have ) - The Cambridgeshire High School For Boys - who had their own long standing Army cadet corps branch. My dad also went there & said the cadet corps existed before the war. When I knew I had got there in the spring of `68, I was quite excited as I knew of the cadet corps & during a pre-term look around, I saw the corps hut with racks of Lee-Enfields & uniforms & was really looking forward to joining. But - in the summer, the headmaster closed the corps down! Although not a public school, I wonder if they had their own stable belt?
  • Thats the 17th/21st Lancers. I served alongside them in Aden, Libya & Germany. The old style leather buckling means nothing, probably from around the 70`s. The posh crested buckles came slightly later.
  • I think it very likely it was a Queen's Own Royal West Kent regiment stable belt. Possibly designed by Jim Ogilvie and, I think, Lewis Tizard in the early 1960s. It was not a great success, as there is only one hook to the clasp, so it tends to sag. The three I have seen have a brass plate with cap badge. I have not seen one with buckles (not to say there was not one/one converted). The colours and band widths are correct as Regimental Pattern.

    With thanks to Samantha Harris BA (Hons) MA, Acting Collections Manager
    & Chris Jupp for the above images and information, The Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment Museum

  • The "mystery" belt is an obsolete Royal New Zealand Army Provost Corps belt

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