Second Pattern Regimental Officer's Service Dress Headdress Badge - Genuine


Second Pattern Regimental Officer's Service Dress Headdress Badge - Genuine Second Pattern Regimental Officer's Service Dress Headdress Badge - Genuine
A genuine second pattern Regimental Officer’s headdress badge in die-cast bronze for wear with Officer's Service Dress is shown in Figures 126a-126b.  It has three blades, one placed vertically behind the centre of the Prince of Wales’s plumes and the other two positioned east-west at the ends of the Regimental motto scroll consistent with the loop positions on a genuine gilding metal Officer's and Other Ranks headdress badges.  This is the only example of an OSD pattern headdress badge to the King's Colonials I have seen.  There are King's Colonials Squadron collar badges also in bronze as OSD collar badges shown later on this website and it is likely that these badges were produced for wear as part of Officer's Service Dress but no photographic evidence of the badges being worn has been identified to date.

Figures 126a-126b:  A genuine second pattern Officer’s Regimental King’s Colonial headdress badge for Officer's Service Dress (as per KK 1371) in die-cast bronze with three blades.