Australian Squadron Headdress and Collar Badges


The Australian Squadron headdress and collar badges depict a kangaroo on a scroll inscribed Australia.  In brass (KK 1375).

In 1903, upon formation of the ‘E’ Squadron (New Zealand), ‘C’ Squadron (Australasian) was left with an entirely Australian make-up. It was re-named the ‘C’ Squadron (Australian).

The ‘C’ Squadron (Australian) headdress badge is shown being worn in Figure 256.

Figure 256: Close-up image of the ‘C’ Squadron (Australian) headdress badge (KK 1375) taken from the group photograph of mounted King’s Colonials (Figure 121) (Iain Davidson collection). 

Figure 257: Close-up image of the ‘C’ Squadron (Australian) collar badge on a post-1910 King Edward's Horse tunic collar (Peter Nemaric collection).