The second pattern Regimental collar badges were also manufactured as die-struck badges in gilding metal as shown in Figures 271-272. This pair have north-south copper loops. A manufacturers variant is noted with a lack of voiding between the plumes and the 'KC' monogram. The second pattern die-struck collar badges were worn by Other Ranks attached to the Regimental Headquarters from 1901-10.
Figures 271-272: Pair of second pattern Regimental collar badges which are die struck in gilding metal (Churchill and Westlake Ref No 115) and worn by Other Ranks attached to the Regimental Staff.
The second pattern Regimental collar badges were also worn by Officers of the Regimental Staff and those attached to the King’s Colonials Squadrons with a Squadron headdress badge on the Undress cap. In the group photograph of the King’s Colonials yeomanry (Figure 215), the Major is wearing a ’B’ Squadron (British American) headdress badge with second pattern Regimental collar badges as shown in the close-up image in Figure 273.
Figure 273: Close-up image of the ‘B’ Squadron (British American) Officer’s headdress badge (KK 1374) with a pair of second pattern Regimental Officer's collar badges being worn circa 1905.