An original 1908 Pattern Webbing Belt as used by the British Army during the First and Second World War.
This pattern of belt was introduced into service with the British Army shortly before the Great War and saw widespread use throughout the conflict. It stayed in Service throughout the inter-war period before being replaced by the 1937 pattern belt in 1938. The 1908 pattern was still issued during the first years of the Second World War with many being used in the BEF and the Western Desert.
This particular example was made by the Mills Equipment Company as can be seen by the MECo stamp. Following this is a date which is hard to read but most is either 1918 or 1919. Below this the letter 'S' is stamped which denotes the size as small and the War Department broad arrow.
The belt is in good condition with only limited signs of wear and use. It has clearly been blancoed at some stage with a light green shade, typical of those used in the inter-war period and in the BEF.
All in all a nice original belt in good condition.
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