Additional Second Pattern Headdress Badges


Additional Second Pattern Headdress Badges Additional Second Pattern Headdress Badges
The badge shown in Figures 316-317 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.  

Figure 316: A genuine second pattern King Edward’s Horse Other Ranks headdress badge in gilding metal with a rounded King’s Crown (KK 1507) with correct Adsumus spelling and crimped slider 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 318. Badges with either spelling are genuine and points to there being at least two sets of manufacturing dies in existence for the second pattern KEH headdress badge.

Figures 318: A genuine King Edward’s Horse Other Ranks headdress badge in gilding metal with a rounded King’s Crown (KK 1508) with variant Ausumus spelling and crimped slider circa 1916-24.