Australian Squadron Other Ranks' Headdress Badge - Copy


The copy in Figures 253-254 has a coppery appearance and is a poor quality die-struck badge with north-south loops which are footed. The loops are often positioned east-west on copy badges.
 
Figures 253-254: An example of a copy of the ‘C’ Squadron (Australian) Other Ranks headdress badge (KK 1375) in gilding metal with north-south loops. 

A comparison of the close-up of the head and jaw bones on the genuine badge shown in Figure 251 and the copy in Figure 253 shows them to be much broader on a genuine badge than on an example of a copy.  

Figure 255: Close-up of a genuine example (upper) and a copy (lower) of the ‘C’ Squadron (Australian) Other Ranks headdress badge (KK 1375).

In 1909, the term "Colony Squadrons" was abolished and consequently the wearing of Squadron headdress and collar badges was to be discontinued.   All ranks were now to wear the smaller King’s Colonials second pattern Regimental headdress badge (KK 1371) on the bush-hat and the newly introduced khaki service dress cap with matching second pattern Regimental collar badges.