Sweetheart Badges - Regimental


King’s Colonials sweetheart badges are commonly brooched versions of their collar badges.   The first example of these is shown in Figures 349-350 which is a brooched (north-south) version of a die-struck, second pattern Regimental collar badge (as per Figures 280-281).

Figures 349-350:  Brooched version of a die-struck, second pattern Regimental collar badge worn as a Regimental sweetheart badge. 

Another type of sweetheart badge is in the form of a cravat pin (Figure 351) similarly fashioned from a flat-backed, die-cast, Officer’s second pattern Regimental collar badge (Figures 278-279). This is the second of these cravat pins that I have seen and this may not be surprising as cravat pins were popular items of an Edwardian gentleman’s attire.

Figure 351: A King’s Colonial cravat pin fashioned from a flat-backed, die-cast, Officer’s second pattern Regimental collar badge.