King's Colonials Other Ranks Full Dress 1901-04


Other Ranks wore a Boer War pattern, 50-round Mills equipment webbing bandolier diagonally across the left shoulder in place of the Officer’s pouch belts.

Non-Commissioned Officer’s (NCO's) chevrons were of gold lace on a scarlet cloth backing.  Khaki skill-at-arms badges were worn on the left cuff on scarlet cloth backings. The overalls had a double scarlet cloth stripe running down the outer seam for Officers and a single scarlet cloth stripe for Other Ranks.

The regimental badges and buttons of the 4th County of London (King’s Colonials) Imperial Yeomanry are described in detail in  additional sections.  The rank and trade badges are, however, described in the current section as part of the description of the uniforms of the Regiment.

Figure 76: Photograph of a Trooper of ‘C’ Squadron (Australasian) of the 4th County of London (King’s Colonials) Imperial Yeomanry in Full Dress uniform mounting guard whilst on annual summer camp in Sidcup, London in 1902.  He is wearing cloth leggings and is equipped with a Boer War pattern, 50-round Mills equipment webbing bandolier and a .303 Small Magazine Lee Enfield Mark 1 rifle. The King’s Colonials headdress and collar badges are described in the relevant sections.  

Figure 77: Photograph of Trooper (Private) Angel of ‘C’ Squadron (Australasian) of the 4th County of London (King’s Colonials) Imperial Yeomanry in Full Dress uniform (Review Order 1901-1904) with cloak, gloves and whip circa 1903.  Private Angel is wearing three headdress badges and first pattern collar badges of the King’s Colonials as described in  the King's Colonials badge sections (R. J. Smith collection).

Figure 78: General Trotter inspects the Ranks of the 4th County of London (King’s Colonial’s) Imperial Yeomanry in Full Dress uniform on Horse Guards Parade on the 27th April 1902 (R. J. Smith collection).