Sam Browne

What is Sam Browne?

Sam Browne meaning in Military terminology / glossary / dictionary is:
Belt invented by General Sir Samuel James Brown, VC whilst serving in India as a Lieutenant Colonel. Having lost his left arm in the action where he was awarded his VC, he found difficulty in drawing his sword attached to his belt. To overcome this, he devised a strap to help support the belt and assist with the drawing of his sword. It was adopted by the British Army during the Boer War and is still in use for ceremonial purposes today.(Customs para 2100-2101) A black Sam Browne is worn by units derived from Cavalry such as Armoured Corps and Aviation Corps. These are not known as Sam Blacks but Sam Browne, pattern – Black.

 

reference: GLOSSARY OF MILITARY TERMS

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