Gilding Metal Shoulder Titles


Shoulder titles were worn by the King’s Colonials on both Full Dress, Undress and Service Dress directly on the tunic or on shoulder chains as shown in Figure 319.  

Figure 319: Close-up image of the KC shoulder title worn by an NCO of ‘B’ Squadron (British American) from the King’s Colonial group photograph (Figure 144) circa 1905-06 (Peter Nemaric collection).

The first type of shoulder titles worn were the letters ‘KC’ in gilding metal (Figures 320 and 321).  These have loops positioned east-west which lack feet. This pattern of shoulder title is referenced, but not illustrated or numbered in Westlake under King Edward’s Horse.  This pattern of shoulder titles were worn from 1901-10.
 
Figures 320 and 321: Pair of King’s Colonials shoulder titles in gilding metal with loops.