Second Pattern Regimental Officer's Headdress Badge


Examples of the second pattern Regimental badge of the King's Colonials in gilt and bronze finishes are shown here. Badges with the bronze finish were intended for wear as Officer's Service Dress. One of the Regimental Officer's in the the group photograph in Figure 122 (circa 1907) is wearing a darkened second pattern Regimental headdress badge in his Undress cap.

Figure 187 shows two genuine second pattern Regimental Officer's headdress badges (KK 1371) in die-cast gilt with loops. The left-hand badge has a flat back and the right-hand badge a flat back with a recess behind the plumes and pinched loops. The badge with pinched loops was part of a display set made by Firmin & Sons, London.

Figure 188 shows a genuine second pattern Regimental Officer's headdress badge (KK 1371) in gilt and fitted with four blades for attaching to the Full Dress hat or Undress or Service Dress Cap. 

A pair of genuine second pattern Regimental Officer’s headdress badges (KK 1371) in die-cast bronze and fitted with three or four blades are shown in Figure 189.