Headdress Badges - Sealed Pattern and Officers

The 2nd King Edward’s Horse headdress badge (KK 1134) was sealed as Pattern Number 8598/1915 and approved on the 172/12/1915 in gilding metal for Other Ranks and is shown being worn in Figure 421.  

Figure 421:  Trooper J. A. Moss in an Other Ranks Service Dress uniform of the 2nd King Edward’s Horse circa 1915-1917 ©Imperial War Museum (HU 124478).

The 2nd King Edward's Horse headdress badge was slightly larger than the first and second pattern (1st) King Edward’s Horse headdress badges (KK 1506 and 1507), respectively with a King’s Crown and bearing additional scrolls ‘Crown Colonies’, ‘1914’ and ‘Empire and Liberty’.

The headdress badge was die-cast in bronze for Officers and die-struck in gilding metal for Other Ranks. An example of the Officers' headdress badge is shown in Figures 422-423. This bronzed badge was worn with Officers Service Dress and is fitted with blades.

Figures 422-423:  An original Officer’s headdress badge of 2nd King Edward’s Horse in bronze with east-west blades circa 1915-1917.