British American Squadron Headdress Badge


‘A beaver with a maple-leaf background and a scroll at the base British American. Officers and senior NCOs in gilt, Other Ranks’ in brass’ (KK 1374).

The ‘B’ Squadron (British American) Other Ranks’ headdress badge is shown being worn with matching collar badge(s) in Figure 214 and by several senior NCOs in Figure 215.

Figure 214: A group of a King’s Colonials Staff Officer with ‘B’ (British American) Squadron senior NCOs circa wearing Undress uniforms with second pattern forage caps circa 1907. A number of them are also wearing the headdress badge as a NCO's arm badge above their rank chevrons. Regimental Sergeant Major Daniel Fegan, (Regimental number 13 KC and 274 KEH) is stood at the rear left, wearing his Khedive Star and Egypt medals. A number of the NCOs are wearing cloth marksman's badges on their lower left sleeve, the NCO rear centre has a farrier's trade badge above his NCO arm badge. Squadron Quarter Master Serjeant J. E. K. Bynoe, 1 is seated at the left in the middle  row (Courtesy David Knight).

Figure 215: A group of King’s Colonials Regimental Staff Officers and ‘B’ (British American) Squadron Officers and senior NCOs circa wearing Undress uniforms with second pattern forage caps circa 1906. The Officer second from the left in the second row is a Field Officer as he bears gold braid to the peak of his forage cap. Regimental Sergeant Major Daniel Fegan, (Regimental number 13 KC and 274 KEH) is stood at the rear, second from the right wearing his Khedive Star and Egypt medals. Sergeant Sydney Harris is seated at the front right. He and the Sergeant to his left are both wearing cloth marksman's badges on their lower left sleeve. Squadron Quarter Master Serjeant J. E. K. Bynoe, 1 is seated at the right in the second row (Courtesy David Knight).

Figure 216 shows a pair of genuine ‘B’ Squadron Officer’s headdress badges, the left hand side example is die cast and the other is die struck, both are gilt with non-footed loops positioned east-west at the same attachment points on both badges.  The edges of the maple leaves on both badges are sharp and finish at distinct points and the vein details are very crisp.