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 295 which is a brooched (north-south) version of a die-struck, second pattern Regimental collar badge (as per Figures 265-266).  The second the rear of which is shown in Figure 297 is a brooched 'A' Squadron (British Asian) collar badge.

Figure 295: Rear image of a 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 296) similarly fashioned from a flat-backed, die-cast, Officer’s second pattern Regimental collar badge (Figures 263-264). 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 296: The front and rear image of a King’s Colonial cravat pin fashioned from a flat-backed, die-cast, Officer’s second pattern Regimental collar badge. 


Figure 297: The rear image of a brooched version of a die-struck ‘A’ Squadron (British Asian) collar badge worn as a Regimental sweetheart badge.