KC Service & Undress 1905-10 cont.


A group photograph at annual camp circa 1905-10 of 'D' Squadron (British African) of the King's Colonials wearing Service Dress.  The Squadron Quartermaster Sergeant is wearing his crown above the four Quartermaster chevrons on both lower sleeves. He wears the Regimental badge in his cap unlike the majority of the Other Ranks wearing Squadron headdress badges and Squadron collar badges. Shoulder chains and titles are not being worn in this group photograph.  

Figure 121: A group photograph at annual camp circa 1905-10 of 'D' Squadron (British African) of the King's Colonials wearing Service Dress.

King's Colonials Undress 1905-10

The Undress uniform of the Officers of the King’s Colonials Imperial Yeomanry was a Second Pattern, peaked blue cloth forage cap with a scarlet band bearing a gilt Regimental badge, scarlet piping around the crown seam and black patent leather peak and chin strap held in place with two gilt Regimental pattern buttons. Plain blue trousers with turn-ups and black ankle boots completed the Officer’s Undress uniform. Field Officers had a gold embroidered edge to the peak of the forage cap; a blue serge coat with optional shoulder chains with four patch pockets, five gilt buttons to the front, one on each breast pocket and two buttons on each cuff.

Figure 122: A group photograph of King's Colonials Officers at camp in Undress circa 1907-08 (Courtesy David Knight). 

Figure 123: Photograph of a group of Officers of the King’s Colonials Imperial Yeomanry wearing blue Undress uniform which was only worn around camp (Courtesy David Knight).  

The Undress uniform of the Other Ranks of the King’s Colonials Imperial Yeomanry was as per the Full Dress uniform except that a khaki forage cap with scarlet band but no piping and a dark brown leather peak and chin strap with brass buttons and a brass Regimental pattern badge. A khaki cloak was worn when walking out and tan leather gloves and a whip were carried.