Second Pattern Headdress Badge


Second Pattern Headdress Badge Second Pattern Headdress Badge
A later version of the King Edward’s Horse headdress badge known as the second pattern has a rounded King’s Crown (KK 1507). The War Office sealed the second pattern King Edward’s Horse headdress badge as Pattern Number 8676/1916 in gilding metal on the 22/2/1916 .  This badge is shown being worn in Figure 343 and in close-up in Figure 344. and was worn 1916-24.

Figure 343:  Portrait photograph of Trooper J. Steer-Bowker showing the second pattern King Edward’s Horse Other Ranks headdress badge (KK 1507) © Imperial War Museum (HU 118517).

The badge shown in Figure 344 is an Officers version, die-cast in bronze with east-west blades and was worn as part of Officers Service Dress.   Bronzed versions of the die-struck gilding metal version of the headdress badge fitted with a slider are also known where a bronze finish has been applied to the front of the badge only.
 
Figure 344:  Front and rear views of a genuine second pattern King Edward’s Horse Officer’s headdress badge in bronze with a rounded King’s Crown (KK 1507) and east-west blades circa 1916-24.