Squadron OSD Collar Badges


In the Colin Churchill collection there were two pairs of die-struck ‘A’ (British Asian) Squadron and 'B' (British American) Squadron collar badges in bronze with east-west copper loops (Figures 199-200) and an ‘E’ (New Zealand) Squadron cast bronze collar (Figure 201). No OSD Squadron badges have been identified for the Australian or British African Squadrons. The Colin Churchill collection also contained a single King’s Colonials’ Prince of Wales’s plumed, inter-twined ‘KC’ letter collar badge in bronze with a flat back. No photographic evidence exists as to these bronzed collar badges being worn and it is likely they were produced for wearing as part of Officer’s Service Dress but never issued. It is possible that they could have been produced late in the history of the King's Colonials and not issued as with the change in Regimental title to King Edward's Horse in 1910 they were replaced with King Edward's Horse OSD collar badges.

Figure 199: Front and rear images of a bronzed, ‘A’ Squadron (British Asian) Officer’s collar badge (Images reproduced with kind permission C&T Auctioneers, United Kingdom).

Figure 200: Front and rear images of a bronzed, ‘B’ Squadron (British American) Officer’s collar badge (Images reproduced with kind permission C&T Auctioneers, United Kingdom).

Figure 201: Front and rear images of a bronzed, New Zealand second pattern Regimental Officer’s collar badge with a flat back.