WW2 44 Pattern Webbing Belt
British Military Army 44P/ 1944 Pattern Webbing Belt.
These belts are adjustable in 3 parts but the largest position is approx 36". Complete with rifle loop to secure the rifle when on the move. (most of these were removed)
Designed for jungle and tropical climates it was Introduced in 1944 just as WW11 ended and was still in use in one form or another until it was replaced by PLCE pattern 90. It was mainly tropical theater issue only. It was used in campaigns in the Korean war,the Malayan emergency, in Kenya against the Mau-Mau , far East campaigns and the Suez . The only formations to use the p44 webbing all the time no matter were they were fighting was the airborne and paratroopers.