Second Pattern Regimental Officer's Collar Badges


On formation in 1901 until 1910 the Officers of the King’s Colonials wore pairs of second pattern Regimental collar badges in gilt (Churchill and Westlake Ref No 115). These collar badges are a smaller version of the second pattern, Regimental headdress badge (KK 1371) worn with the Officer’s Full Dress and Undress uniform. These collar badges bear the Prince of Wales feathers atop inter-twined the letters KC above the motto. There was also in the Colin Churchill collection a single King’s Colonials’ Prince of Wales’s plumed, inter-twined ‘KC’ letter collar badge in bronze with a flat back. However, as noted for OSD Squadron collar badges there is no photographic evidence of these collar badges having been issued and worn.

Figure 262: Close-up image of the second Regimental Pattern Officer’s headdress badge (KK 1371) and matching pair of collar badges from the group photograph in Figure 209.

These Officer’s gilt, collar badges are semi-die cast with a flat backs apart from an indent at the bottom of the Regimental motto scroll. This pair of collar badges have gilt loops but flat backed Officer's collar badges are noted with copper loops again positioned north-south.
 
Figures 263-264: Font and rear images of a pair of second pattern Regimental Officer’s collar badges (Churchill and Westlake Ref No 115) semi-die cast in gilt.