Canadian Boer War Stable Belt?

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    GCR817
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    Canadian Boer War Stable Belt?

    Post by GCR817 on Wed Jun 23, 2010 6:47 pm

    I think this is Boer War era based on the buttons. I suppose it could be earlier but I am unsure. Anyhow, a brown soft leather stable belt (or money belt?) which has three pockets, each closed with a Canadian Militia Victorian Button.

    Anyone know any history on these belts?

    Geoff

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    Re: Canadian Boer War Stable Belt?

    Post by qsamike on Wed Jun 23, 2010 6:57 pm

    Geoff.....

    Not on list of issued equipment..... Also could have been used by any Militia unit.....

    Mike

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    Re: Canadian Boer War Stable Belt?

    Post by Rob on Wed Jun 30, 2010 12:27 pm

    Issue or not, that kind of money belt has been popular with soldiers from the Victorian period to WW2 and beyond.

    Just out of interest, the British Army's Field Service Manual 1908: Infantry Battalion lists a "belt, woollen" as an issue item, and I have never been able to find out what that really was. It's possible it is a belt like this, as they are more often a worstead belt with leather pocket and straps. Similar belts were certainly standard Royal Navy issue in the same period.

    If so, it is possible that the modern stable belt comes from a mixture of this and the girdle worn by cavalry and artillery in full dress, but this is just a theory of mine waiting for some evidence.

    It's a really nice example in any case.

    Rob


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