Stable belt: Difference between revisions

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==United Kingdom==
[[File:Royal Observer Corps Stable Belt.JPG|thumb|[[Royal Observer Corps]], ''Disbanded''.]]
[[File:Bellfield Paparo Wood ( Craig Wood cropped).jpg|thumb|right|Royal Navy officer wearing a blue stable belt, 2020]]
A stable belt is a wide [[webbing]] [[belt (clothing)|belt]], usually a single solid colour or horizontally striped in two or more different colours. It is worn around the waist and when worn with [[Personal Clothing System|PCS]] it is worn through the trouser belt loops. In the [[British Army]] or [[Royal Marines]], when worn with barrack dress, the belt is placed either in the belt loops of trousers or a skirt or over a [[jersey (clothing)|jersey]]. In the [[Royal Air Force]], it is worn with [[Royal Air Force uniform#Service working dress|service working dress (No. 2 dress)]] either covering the top of the [[trousers]] (or [[skirt]]) and the lower part of the shirt or through the belt loops if they have been specially designed to accommodate the belt's width. Unlike the Army, it is never worn over a jersey. The original cavalry stable belts buckled at the side to avoid chafing the soldier's stomach as he bent down during stable work and also to avoid marking or catching on the horse harness, but many stable belts are now clipped at the front, sometimes behind a metal belt plate (usually bearing the badge of the regiment), although a few regiments such as the [[Light Infantry]] clip their stable belts at the front with the original two leather straps. A large number of units, however, continue to use the traditional method of securing the belt using two leather straps and metal buckles at the left-hand side.