NCOs' Arm Badges


NCOs' Arm Badges
The senior NCOs of the King Edward's Horse continued the practice of the senior NCOs of the King's Colonials in wearing the Regimental badge also as an arm badge above their rank chevrons.  

Figure 370 is an image of the King Edward’s Horse tunic (originally shown in Figure 96) of Sergeant with an arm badge about the rank chevrons and below the trade badge (harness maker on this tunic) of the right sleeve.  The arm badge is in the same style as the ‘spikey’ Saxon Crown headdress badge (KK 1506) (Figures 337-338) and it would follow that arm badges may also be found of the pattern of the later King’s Crown headdress badge (KK 1507).  It is likely that the senior NCO arm badges would have had loops for attaching through the tunic rather than a slider for wearing in the cap.

Figure 370:  Close-up photograph of the right shoulder of the Undress uniform tunic of a Sergeant of the King Edward’s Horse (from Figure 96) circa 1914.  A khaki trade proficiency badge for a harness maker is worn uppermost on the right sleeve above the gilding metal King Edward’s Horse Regimental badge (KK 1506) and above the gold on khaki backing cloth rank chevrons (Peter Nemaric collection).