First Pattern Officer's Service Dress Headdress Badge



The Officers of the King Edward's Horse also adopted the first pattern headdress badge (KK 1506) for Service Dress and this pattern badge was finished in bronze commonly referred to as Officer's Service Dress. An example of this badge is shown in Figure 310 on a Bandsman's Service Dress cap.

Figure 310: A first pattern King Edward's Horse Officer's Service Dress headdress badge (KK 1506) on a Bandsman's Service Dress Cap circa 1913. The badge is secured to the cap with loops and is believed to be original to the cap (Victor Taboika collection).  

The Officer's Service Dress version of the first pattern headdress badge can be found with blades and with loops as shown in Figures 311 and 312 respectively.

Figure 311: A first pattern King Edward's Horse Officer's Service Dress headdress badge (KK 1506) die cast in bronze with east-west blades circa 1910-16. 

Figure 312: A first pattern King Edward's Horse Officer's Service Dress headdress badge (KK 1506) die-struck in bronze with north-south loops circa 1910-16.