BELOW - THE ROYAL ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL ENGINEERS
BELOW - COMPARISON OF BELT WIDTHS. THE THINNER BELT IS FOR FEMALE SOLDIERS
BELOW - OFFICERS BELT
BELOW - 7 BATTALION REME - 24 AIRMOBILE BRIGADE
BELOW - 7 AIR ASSAULT BATTALION REME - 16 AIR ASSAULT BRIGADE
BELOW - THE ROYAL ELECTRICAL AND
BELOW - 1ST MECHANIZED BRIGADE 6 BATTALION REME
|BELT COLOURS - dark blue, red and yellow|
When serving with personnel from other regiments, the following was often quoted at us, to describe our stable belt colours -
Blue - is the colour of the river you should have crossed
Red - is the colour of the blood you should have spilled
Yellow - is the colour why you didn't!
With thanks to Ron Collier Ex REME
As a PO+officer cadet ~1980 I was told our colours were -
Blue for the sea we've never crossed,
Red for the blood we've never spilt,
And yellow for the reason why.
This was the mnemonic at Arbourfield +Bordon. Can't remember exactly where I heard it first.
Very proud Corps tradition of never fighting, not even with the local civvys.
Get Things Fixed
With thanks to OCdt Simon Dales
The webbing of the REME stable belt is to be 2 ½" wide for males, with 2 pairs of adjacent gold and scarlet stripes, each 3/16" wide on a dark blue background. The gold stripe in each pair is to be uppermost. The distance between pairs of stripes is to be ½". The distance between the edges of the belt and the outside of each pair of stripes is to be 5/8". The stable belt has a regimental Mazak fastening described below. The female stable belt is scaled down to 80% of these measurements. The REME stable belt can be worn with No 8 dress, at the discretion of the local commander, but not during field training or on operations.32.Buckle for Stable Belt The REME stable belt is to be fastened by an interlocking buckle of polished nickel silver alloy. The buckle is to consist of 2 hollow-struck castings. The left-hand piece is to comprise a 2 3/8" diameter disc with an outside lip 3/16" thick and with an inner circle 1 3/8" diameter to accommodate the latch. The front of the disc is to be recessed about 1/32" leaving 2 concentric rims about 3/8" apart slightly chamfered on their adjacent faces. The upper portion of the circular space between the concentric rims is to carry the Corps motto (Arte et Marte). The right hand piece is to comprise a latch with the REME badge, less the REME scroll, embossed on the convex face of the 1 3/8" diameter disc, which is to be a snug fit in the centre of the left hand piece. Integral with each separate piece, there is to be a stirrup attachment to accommodate the webbing. The terms left hand and right hand refer to the hands of the wearer and not the viewer. A metal adjusting slide is to be incorporated in the right hand side of the belt. The slide is to be nickelplated brass or the normal 3-bar round strip construction. All ranks of the Corps are authorised to wear the REME stable belt as and when permitted by formation commanders.
REME stable belts should not be worn outside the jersey heavy wool, except when REME personnel attached to other Arms or Services are required to comply with local orders on the wearing of belts.
Corps Dress Regulations November 2016