Regimental Devices on Swords


The sword of Major John Howard who commanded ‘B’ Squadron (Canadian) of the King’s Colonials and later King Edward’s Horse (1902-1913) is shown in Figures 298-299.  

The Officers shown in Figures 70 -72, 91 and 92 are wearing the 1896 Pattern Cavalry Officer's Sword, as one would expect for the time periods. Although only part of Major John Howard's sword can be seen in Figures 298-299, that too is an 1896 from the blade shape and period (Information courtesy of Richard Breislin www.blackthorn-antiques.com).

Major Howard's sword bears the Regimental device in the style of the second pattern Regimental headdress badge (KK 1371). It was made by John Chalk and Dawson of London and bears Major Howard’s initials JH.

Figures 298-299: Upper section of the sword blade of Major John Howard of ‘B’ Squadron (Canadian) of the King’s Colonials and later King Edward’s Horse (1902-1913) and regimental motif from the sword (Peter Nemaric collection).

Figure 300: King’s Colonials regimental motif badge on an Officer or NCOs cane (Photograph courtesy Paul Liddell, UK).