KC Full Dress 1905-10


Figure 100: Portrait photograph of Trooper in 'B' Squadron (British American) of the King's Colonials wearing his Full Dress uniform complete with second pattern headdress, gloves and cloak circa 1905-10. His 'B" Squadron (British American) beaver and maple leaf collar badge can be clearly seen as is the top of the matching headdress badge.  He is wearing the early pattern webbing bandolier.

Figure 101: Drawing of the tunic and headdress for the Full Dress uniform of a Private of the King's Colonials, 1905-10 of the New Zealand Troop (D. J. Knight and R. J. Smith. The Uniforms of the Imperial Yeomanry 1901-1908. The Military Historical Society, Arrow Press, London, 2009).


Figure 102: Group photograph of members of 'C' Squadron (Australian) and 'B' Squadron (British American) of the King's Colonials wearing Full Dress uniform with a variety of personalised styles of the 'Sombrero' hat circa 1907 (Courtesy David Knight). The Kangaroo and Beaver headdress and matching collar badges of 'C' and 'B' Squadrons, respectively are shown being worn. The NCOs are also wearing the Kangaroo and Beaver headdress badges as an arm badge above their chevrons. The Staff Officer is wearing the second pattern Regimental badge with matching collars.