Officer's Circlet Headdress and Collar Badges


Officers of the King Edward’s Horse also wore as a third pattern badge a bronzed circlet headdress badge (KK 1509) with a KEH monogram to the centre surrounded by the Regimental motto in a circlet surmounted by the King’s Crown. This badge can be seen in the portrait photograph of Major Twopenny MC and bar in Figure 337.

Figure 337: Major Richard Ernest Noel Twopenny MC and bar circa 1916 wearing Officer's circlet bronze headdress (KK 1509) and matching collar badges (Peter Nemaric collection).

The KEH Officer's circlet collar badges can also be found in a polished finish where they appear more base brass than bronzed and these are thought to be later War examples when Other Ranks tunics were worn by some Officer's.
 
Figure 338: King Edward’s Horse Officer’s circlet headdress badge (KK 1509) with blades together with a matching pair of collar badges with loops, all in bronze and maker marked J&Co for Jennens & Co, London, worn 1916-1924. 


Figure 339: Three different examples of the King Edward’s Horse Officer’s circlet headdress badge (KK 1509) all with blades in bronze - an unmarked badge, maker's marked Gaunt London on a tablet and maker's marked Jennens & Co, London, worn 1916-1924.