Officer's Pouch Belt, Pouch & Horse Furniture Badges


Officer's of KEH wore a leather pouch belt and pouch across the left shoulder adorned with distinctive KEH badges on the belt and pouch as shown in Figure 343.

Figure 343: A King Edward’s Horse Officer’s leather pouch belt and pouch with chains and badges in fire gilt made by Hobson's and Sons circa 1910-1924 (Originally acquired by Del Badiuk who kindly allowed me to add it to my own collection). 

The badges were finished in fire gilt and have the letters KEH intertwined into a distinctive cypher not seen on any other KEH badge. They were attached to the belt and pouch with three retaining screws as shown in Figure 344.

Figure 344: A King Edward’s Horse Officer’s pouch belt/pouch badge in fire gilt with three screw posts circa 1910-1924. 

The Officer’s pouch belt can be seen in the photograph of the KEH mounted party on Royal Parade Day in 1911 see Figure 345.

Figure 345: The mounted party of King Edward’s Horse riding through St. Leonards Terrace, Chelsea prior to taking their part in the procession on Royal Parade Day 23rd June 1911. The Officer on the far left is wearing a pouch belt and pouch belt badge (R. J. Smith and R. G. Harris. The Yeomanry Force at the 1911 Coronation (The Uniforms of the British Yeomanry Force 1794-1914. Picton Publishing, Chippenham, 1988).  

The mounts of the King Edward’s Horse wore ear boss badges that were white metal, circular discs mounted with a gilding metal Officer’s badge (images available). These are of the same design as the Officer’s pouch badge. The badge was attached to the metal disc with three wire prongs which protruded through three small holes in the backing disc.