This belt is exactly the same colours & proportions as my old school scarf & tie ( which I still have ) - The Cambridgeshire High School For Boys - who had their own long standing Army cadet corps branch. My dad also went there & said the cadet corps existed before the war. When I knew I had got there in the spring of `68, I was quite excited as I knew of the cadet corps & during a pre-term look around, I saw the corps hut with racks of Lee-Enfields & uniforms & was really looking forward to joining. But - in the summer, the headmaster closed the corps down! Although not a public school, I wonder if they had their own stable belt?
Thats the 17th/21st Lancers. I served alongside them in Aden, Libya & Germany. The old style leather buckling means nothing, probably from around the 70`s. The posh crested buckles came slightly later.
I think it very likely it was a Queen's Own Royal West Kent regiment stable belt. Possibly designed by Jim Ogilvie and, I think, Lewis Tizard in the early 1960s. It was not a great success, as there is only one hook to the clasp, so it tends to sag. The three I have seen have a brass plate with cap badge. I have not seen one with buckles (not to say there was not one/one converted). The colours and band widths are correct as Regimental Pattern.
With thanks to Samantha Harris BA (Hons) MA, Acting Collections ManagerThe "mystery" belt is an obsolete Royal New Zealand Army Provost Corps belt
& Chris Jupp for the above images and information, The Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment Museum