A significant distinction between the genuine badge in Figure 212 and the copy in Figures 214-216 and on additional copies is the positioning of the loops. On this copy they are incorrectly positioned relative to genuine examples of this Squadron headdress badge. Although the loop represented in the single close up image lacks broad feet the furthest loop on the rear angular image has broad feet as do the majority of copies. Another readily identifiable feature on copies of the ‘A’ Squadron (British Asian) headdress badge is that the tip of the elephant’s trunk is not voided where it curls back up towards the head. On the genuine badge in Figure 212 the trunk is voided. Figures 214-216: A copy of an ‘A’ Squadron (British Asian) Other Ranks’ headdress badge (KK 1373) in gilding metal.
The non-voided trunk, positioning of the loops and differences in the weight and sizes can all be used to differentiate between genuine and copies of the ‘A’ Squadron (British Asian) headdress badge.