The headdress and collar badges of 'A' (British Asian) Squadron are as described for the headdress badge by Kipling & King (KK) with the badge reference number:
‘Depicted a large (Asian, short-eared) Elephant with a palm-tree background and a scroll at the base inscribed British Asian, the two words divided by a star and crescent. In brass’ (KK 1373).
The ‘A’ Squadron headdress badge is shown being worn with matching collar badges in Figure 208.Figure 208: Portrait photograph of the ‘A’ Squadron (British Asian) Other Ranks’ headdress badge (KK 1373) and matching collar badges being worn by Squadron Sergeant Major C. H. Cooke circa 1905-1909.
A genuine ‘A’ Squadron (British Asian) Officer's headdress badge in die cast gilt is shown in Figure 209.
This headdress badge is of exceptional quality and has loops which lack feet.A genuine ‘A’ Squadron (British Asian) Officer's headdress badge in semi-die cast gilt is shown in Figure 209a.
This headdress badge is of exceptional quality and has one of its two original blades remaining.