From 1901 until 1905 the Other Ranks of the King’s Colonials wore a pair of first pattern, Regimental collar badge with the letters ‘KC’ inter-twined in gilding metal. The collar badges were worn as a non-opposing pair as shown in Figure 156 a close-up of Corporal Shaw (from Figure 56). These collar badges are referenced by Churchill and Westlake as 4th County of London (King’s Colonials) Imperial Yeomanry first pattern in gilding metal (Churchill and Westlake Ref No 114). Figure 195: Close-up image of the first pattern Regimental Other Ranks collar badges of the King’s Colonials (Churchill and Westlake Ref No 114) being worn by Private Shaw circa 1905 (Peter Nemaric collection).
The collar badge shown in Figures 196-197 is die-cast gilding metal with a flat back and north-south loops.Figures 196-197: Front and rear images of a first pattern Regimental Other Ranks collar badge of the King’s Colonials (Churchill and Westlake Ref No 114) die-cast in gilding metal (Patrick Birley collection).