First Pattern Other Ranks' Headdress Badge


First Pattern Other Ranks' Headdress Badge First Pattern Other Ranks' Headdress Badge
The first pattern Other Ranks headdress badges (KK 1506) shown in Figures 361-362 and 364-365 are both die-struck and voided with one fitted with east-west loops and the other north-south loops.  The sizes of the Officers' bronze and Other Ranks gilding metal headdress badges are the same. All three of the first pattern badges shown are genuine.

To date I have not come across a version of the first pattern, Saxon Crown headdress badge (KK 1506) with a slider fitting.  A version of this badge is noted in the collection of W. Y. Carman (labelled as badge 14 in Figure 110) as having been made by the Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Company of London.

Figures 361-362:  Front and rear of a genuine first pattern King Edward’s Horse Other Rank’s headdress badge in gilding metal with a ‘spikey’ Saxon Crown (KK 1506) with east-west loops circa 1910-16.