First Pattern Officer's SERVICE DRESS Headdress & Non-Voided Collar Badges


The Officers of the King Edward's Horse adopted the first pattern headdress badge (KK 1506) in bronze for 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 headdress badge (KK 1506) on a Bandsman's Service Dress Cap circa 1913. This particular badge is secured to the cap with loops and is believed to be original to the cap (Victor Taboika collection).

The Officer's version of the first pattern headdress badge can be found fitted with blades or loops (Figure 312) and was worn with a pair of bronzed collar badges (Figure 311) which are either voided or non-voided (Figures 312 and 314) with east-west or north-south copper loops.

Figure 311: Portrait photograph of Lieutenant Colonel C. Harding KCMG, King Edward's Horse showing the non-voided first or second pattern collar badge ©Imperial War Museum (HU 120500).

Figure 312: A first pattern King Edward's Horse Officer's headdress badge (KK 1506) die cast in bronze with north-south loops and a pair of non-voided first pattern collar badges, one that is die struck cast in bronze and the other die cast in gilding metal with the front surface bronzed, both with north-south loops circa 1910-16.