3RD AUCKLAND (COUNTESS OF RANFURLY'S OWN)
BATTALION GROUP

With Thanks to Isaac Railey
BELT COLOURS - red, black and white


With Thanks to Alan Woolley
BELT COLOURS - red, black and white. This belt was used prior to 1995

OTHER INFORMATION

The regimental belt of the 3rd Auckland and Northland Battalion Group is probably the first such belt to be adopted by a Territorial Force battalion. It was, at first, an unofficial belt but the Army Dress Committee finally approved it.

The prototype belt was made by an English manufacturer – ‘Manco’ located in Birkenhead. The Auckland and Northland decided that the belt’s colours should be the colours on the battalion flag – red, black, and white. The first 1000 belts were paid for by the unit private fund.

With thanks to George Pearson

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