Webbing belt : Iraqi minelayer 'Jumariya'

Accession Number REL31437
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Personal Equipment
Physical description Cotton webbing, Steel
Maker Unknown
Date made c 1980s-1990s
Conflict Iraq, 2003-2013

Green cotton webbing waist belt as issued to Iraqi forces. There are eight pairs of eyelets for the attachment of equipment set into the belt at equal intervals. The central fastening buckle, eyelets and sliding clips for size adjustment are all made of black painted steel.

History / Summary

Webbing belt taken from the Iraqi minelaying tug 'Jumariya' (also known as 'Jamahoria'). This tug was intercepted by a boarding party from HMAS Kanimbla, and was found to be towing a barge loaded with 20 Manta and 48 LUGM sea mines.