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Old 20-05-20, 02:45 PM
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Originally Posted by leigh kitchen View Post
A normal chinstrap that's been loosened (I was misinterpreting "split" as meaning "slit").
Yes, that’s what I’d meant, the double layered part loosened and divided. You will probably know that some men actually did slit and then plait the strap before passing it back through the brass adjuster. The securing the badge in place fashion seems to me to have been a bit of an ‘old sweat’ thing. It’s often seen in informal photos, but would have sent most sergeant majors apoplectic on parade. For some reason it’s seen quite a lot on ASC men and was derided by the smarter regiments, Guards, etc. as like a b****y “tram driver”.

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