First Pattern Officer's and Other Ranks Headdress & Collar Badges



Officers of the King Edward's Horse in Full Dress wore the first pattern headdress badge with matching collar badges which were either voided or non-voided again all in yellow brass. The first pattern collar badges with Saxon Crown as of the style of the voided headdress badge (KK 1506) are referenced as Churchill and Westlake Ref No 116 in yellow brass. In photographs of King Edward’s Horse dating from 1910 like Figure 316 senior NCOs in Full Dress wore first pattern King Edward's Horse headdress badges (and as senior NCOs arm badges) with original King's Colonials Squadron collar badges reflecting their pride in their Dominion heritage and service with the former King's Colonials. The King Edward's Horse collar badges are only being worn by the Quarter Master Serjeant Major on the far left and these look to be yellow brass.

Figure 316:  'B' Squadron (British American) senior NCOs in walking out order (Full Dress) circa 1911 (Courtesy David Knight).

Two different examples of the Other Ranks first pattern headdress badge and matching collar badge/s are shown in Figures 317 and 318. The headdress badges are die-struck with north-south or east-west loops. To date, I have not come across a version of the first pattern headdress badge (KK 1506) with a slider fitting.

Figure 317: A genuine first pattern King Edward’s Horse Officer’s headdress badge (KK 1506) in yellow brass with east-west loops and matching pair of non-voided first pattern collar badges in gilding metal circa 1910-16. 

Figure 318: A genuine first pattern King Edward’s Horse Officer’s headdress badge (KK 1506) in yellow brass with north-south loops and a single example of a voided first pattern collar badge in gilding metal circa 1910-16.