British American Squadron Headdress & Collar Badges


Figure 217 shows a genuine ‘B’ Squadron Officer’s headdress badge which is semi die-cast gilt with three blades remaining from the original two sets of attaching blades. One set of blades is located at the base of the maple leaf and the other at the ends of the title scroll. The edges of the maple leaves on this badge are sharp and finish at distinct points and the vein details are very crisp.

Figure 217: A genuine example of a ‘B’ Squadron (British American) Officer’s headdress badge (KK 1374) in gilt with three of the four original blades to the rear. 

Figure 218 shows a genuine ‘B’ Squadron Other Rank's headdress badge with a pair of collar badges. The Other Rank's headdress badge is die-struck gilding metal with non-footed loops that are positioned east-west. The collar badges are die-struck in gilding metal with copper loops positioned north-south.

Figure 218: A genuine example of a ‘B’ Squadron (British American) Other Rank's headdress badge (KK 1374) in gilding metal with a pair of collar badges in gilt and gilding metal.

Figure 219 shows a copy ‘B’ Squadron Other Rank's headdress badge in darkened gilding metal with footed loops.

Figure 219: A copy of a ‘B’ Squadron (British American) Other Rank's headdress badge (KK 1374) in darkened gilding metal.