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17th/21st Lancers Regimental Belt


17th/21st Lancers Beaded Regimental Belt.

Made for the 17th/21st Lancers. 

The 17th/21st Lancers was a cavalry regiment of the British Army.

It was formed in England by the amalgamation of the 17th Lancers and the 21st Lancers in 1922.

The regiment saw active service in the Second World War, most notably in Tunisia and Italy.

Subsequently, it has also seen active service in Northern Ireland, Suez, Palestine and The Gulf War in 1990.

The regiment amalgamated with the 16th/5th The Queen's Royal Lancers to form the Queen's Royal Lancers in 1993.

The belt has been designed with the help of former officers of the 17th/21st Lancers and is blue and white with the motto (slightly different to the Queen's Royal Lancers) at intervals around the belt.

All Manyatta belts are hand beaded in Kenya by the Maasai women, and using an average of 6000 beads using the highest quality leather to ensure our belts are extremely long lasting and durable.  All belts vary slightly in colouration but follow the same style. This is part of their uniqueness.

This belt is 1.5 inches wide.

In memory of the late (great) John Bullough MBE founder of the Thunderbird Project - a concept where if there is an imminent threat to life drone technology is deployed to deliver life-saving equipment or medicine faster than existing emergency services can. 

This is a charity very close to our heart and for each belt sold, Shilling & Fitz will donate £10 directly to The Thunderbird Project. 


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Like a bespoke suit or pair of shoes, outstanding craftsmanship takes time. When the order is placed, the mamas in Kenya start beading your belt, utilising their cultural and ancestral skills. Once this is complete, the belt is sent to us. For this reason, please allow 3-4 weeks for delivery. Trust us - it is utterly worth the wait!