Additional Second Pattern Headdress Badges


The badge shown in Figures 310-311 is a second pattern King Edward's Horse Other Ranks' headdress badge in die-struck, gilding metal and fitted with a slider. This slider is crimped from the original manufacture process and together with the voiding on the badge and the quality of the strike these features constitute a genuine badge.  

Figures 310-311: A genuine second pattern King Edward’s Horse Other Ranks’ headdress badge in gilding metal with a rounded King’s Crown (KK 1507) and crimped slider with correct Adsumus spelling circa 1916-24.  

There are variants of the King Edward's Horse headdress badges which bear the spelling of the Latin word Adsumus (translated to English as 'Here we are') as Ausumus as shown in Figure 312.

Figures 312: A genuine King Edward’s Horse Other Ranks’ headdress badge in gilding metal with a rounded King’s Crown (KK 1508) and crimped slider with variant Ausumus spelling circa 1916-24.