An original 1903 Pattern British Army leather belt clearly dated 1940.
This belt was originally part of the 1903 pattern leather equipment which came into issue before the Great War. Aside from a short period of six years from 1917 to 1923 this belt stayed in service well into the post Second World War Period.
It is often seen worn as a trousers belt in both World Wars but was also worn over the Service Dress tunic by mounted troops, Military Police and more. The Home Guard used this belt during the Second World War and it formed part of the Home Guard webbing set.
This particular example features the makers name and 1940 date. As well as this the original leather loop is still present which are so often missing on examples found today.
The belt has a large number of holes meaning it could fit someone from a 30" to a 37" waist. The buckle could also be moved to a second hole (the hole can be seen in the last picture) which would allow a couple of inches extra.
The condition of the belt is good as can be seen in the pictures. It shows only limited signs of age and use and displays well.
Altogether a nice example of a 1903 belt with a sought-after date.
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