KEH Undress Uniform 1910-14


The Officers and Other Ranks Undress uniform of King Edward's Horse was as per that of the King’s Colonials (1905-10) except with new Regimental badges and buttons were worn with the forage cap and tunic.  

Figure 133: Photograph of an unnamed Squadron Sergeant Major (SSM), King Edward’s Horse in Undress uniform with a forage cap with a tan leather peak circa 1912. He is wearing ‘A’ Squadron (British Asian) collar badges, a King Edward’s Horse headdress badge and a bullion crown denoting his rank above a further King Edward’s Horse badge worn above his rank chevrons. He is wearing a five bar Queen's South Africa medal, a two bar King's South Africa medal and an Army Long Service and Good Conduct medal which was awarded to Regular Force non-commissioned officers and men who had completed eighteen years of irreproachable service.  He is wearing a single Volunteer's Efficiency star above his right cuff denoting that he has attended a sufficient number of drills, parades and an annual camp over four years.

Figure 134: Painting of a Squadron Sergeant Major (SSM) of the King Edward’s Horse in Undress uniform based upon the photograph in Figure 133 circa 1912. The SSM in the painting unlike in the photograph is wearing the Lancer style girdle (R. J. Smith collection).

Figure 135: Postcard photograph of (left to right): Squadron Sergeant Major (as per Figures 136-137); an as yet unidentified Captain (three pips on his sleeve rank panel); Lieutenant George Gray Russell; Squadron Quarter Master Serjeant Frederick Willet Skepelhorn (an embroidered crown above four inverted chevrons on both sleeves) and Serjeant G. H. Tiplady, 'A' Squadron wearing a Queen's South Africa medal (?) with multiple bars and 'A' Squadron King's Colonial's collar badges. The postcard dates to between 1912 and August 1914.