|BELT COLOURS - black, white, red and navy|
The New Zealand Army Legal Service corps belt is that of the former Army Legal Service in the United Kingdom. It was adopted, together with the other dress distinctions of the British service, with the permission of its Director given in 1965.
The belt is black with two pairs of white stripes, one pair in the upper part and one pair in the lower part, and has a central navy stripe on a broader red stripe. These colours are reputed to have been selected as representing the colours of the gowns (black) and the neckbands (white) worn by counsel in court, and the red and blue stripes from the colours of the brassards worn by staff officers at British command headquarters before 1940.
With thanks to George Pearson