The King's Royal Rifle Corps

Officer's Pouchbelt

Officers of Rifle regiments wore pouchbelts over their left shoulder in the style of cavalry officers. But these belts were of black patent leather and wider, 3 inches usually. The mounts are silver and include a whistle attached to the belt with three chains and a lions head boss. In the middle is a badge with a Queen Victoria crown. This did not change to a King's crown as would be expected. This example is dated 1930 form the Birmingham hall marks.

There was no buckle, tip and slide as with cavalry pouches. The pouch itself is also black patent leather with a stringed bugle badge fixed to the middle.

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