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 139: 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 140: Photograph of a group of Senior NCOs and Other Ranks in the Undress uniform of the King Edward’s Horse walking out circa 1911 (Courtesy of David Knight). 

Figure 141: Postcard photograph of (left to right): Squadron Sergeant Major (as per Figures 139-140); 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.