Royal Engineers Drill Instructor Belt

#1
I am on the hunt for this elusive belt. It is a thick brown belt made from a strange plastic material with a brass buckle. Lots of senior drill isstructors have the belt but don't know its name or where to obtain one from. They have been passed down to them, but there must be a source.

Any information will be greatly appreciated.

Cheers

Bing
 
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#9
Looks just like the white leather belts the Guards wear. Buy a surplus one of these and then polish with brown polish instead of white blanco
 
#10
Looks just like the white leather belts the Guards wear. Buy a surplus one of these and then polish with brown polish instead of white blanco
A few different versions in white available;

The old rough side out leather type which required cleaning with a white type of blanco polish/powder and left white marks on the uniforms easy to dye brown. A smooth side out version which is difficult to dye, and a white plastic type which was cleaned with furniture polish similar to the brown one which is impossible to dye, also available in black for the Police Tarmac Technicians.
 
#15
Hi I'm a Royal Engineer senior drill instructor and a junior belt is the same as the guards white buff belt in style, just made out of brown plastic and obviously not the guards buckle. A shop called Medway Medals can get these made for you, they will show up on a web search. A senior instructor should wear a sword style belt, but most of us wear the junior belt because its easyer to teach rifle drill in. A juniors belt will cost you approx £85-£90 to get made
 
#18
there's a shop in Aldershot that sell them. No one can remember the name of it but its a band type shop.

Also as Chrischit said Medway Medals have started selling them too
 
#19
Pull trigger. Drill drills. Carry on drilling.

Pull trigger. Drill does not drill. Release trigger. Plug in. Pull trigger. Drill drills. Carry on drilling.

Pull trigger. Drill hammers. Release trigger. Switch safety to drill. Pull trigger. Drill drills. Carry on drilling.

Pull trigger. Drill drills for a little while, then stops. Release trigger. Unplug plug. Fit 1" length of 6" nail into fuse holder. Plug plug. Pull trigger. Drill drills. Carry on drilling.


In the last IA, you may get a belt. Problem solved.
 

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