Officers' Pouch Belt, Pouch and Horse Furniture Badges


The Officer of the King Edward’s Horse shown in Figure 400 is wearing a pouch belt with a Regimental pouch belt badge (in the style of KK 1506) between the lion’s head holder with three chains and a whistle.
 
Figure 400:  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 Officer’s pouch belt badge was finished in gilt and was attached using three screw posts. The Officer’s pouch itself bore a distinctive King Edward’s Horse Officer’s pouch badge in fire gilt with inter-twined letters KEH within a laurel wreath surmounted by a King’s Crown and with three fixing bolts to the rear as shown in Figure 401.
 
Figure 401:  A King Edward’s Horse Officer’s pouch badge in fire gilt with three screw posts circa 1910-1924. 

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 as shown in Figure 402. 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.
 
Figure 402: A King Edward’s Horse fire gilt Officer’s pouch badge circa 1910-1924 (Peter Taylor collection).