2KEH Service Dress Uniform


As a unit raised only for service during the Great War they did not wear a Full Dress uniform. The Officers and Other Ranks of the 2nd King Edward’s Horse wore standard cavalry pattern khaki Service uniforms with and without shoulder chains and Undress khaki uniforms. Khaki forage caps were worn with a 2nd King Edward’s Horse Regimental headdress badge. Box spurs and puttees were worn by Other Ranks. As a war-raised unit, the Service Dress uniform of the 2nd King Edward’s Horse was all that was functionally required. The Service Dress uniform was not distinct from that of the Full Dress uniform. There are no records of Mess Dress for the 2nd King Edward’s Horse and as a unit raised for service in the Great War it is unlikely there was a Mess Dress uniform.