1914-18 WW1 Black Watch Brass Belt Buckle
1914-18 WW1 Black Watch Brass Belt Buckle – Non issue pattern brass – bronze belt buckle, possible local made for a regimental piper due to supply issues. Heavy weight bronze base plate over laid with the regimental badge.
Stamped with a number 1008 on the reverse.
Size. 72mm x 67mm
Belt loop and hook on the back
The 42nd (Royal Highland) Regiment of Foot was a Scottish infantry regiment in the British Army also known as the Black Watch Royal Highlanders. Originally titled Crawford’s Highlanders or the Highland Regiment and numbered 43rd in the line, in 1748, on the disbanding of Oglethorpe’s Regiment of Foot, they were renumbered 42nd and in 1751 formally titled the 42nd (Highland) Regiment of Foot. The 42nd Regiment was one of the first three Highland Regiments to fight in North America.In 1881 the regiment was named The Royal Highland Regiment (The Black Watch), being officially redesignated The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) in 1931. In 2006 the Black Watch became part of the Royal Regiment of Scotland.