Hat badge : King Edward's Horse (The King's Overseas Dominions Regiment)

Accession Number REL31054
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Badge
Physical description White metal
Maker J R Gaunt & Sons
Place made United Kingdom: England, Greater London, London
Date made c 1910-1924
Conflict Period 1910-1919
Period 1920-1929
First World War, 1914-1918

Hat badge : King Edward's Horse (The King's Overseas Dominions Regiment). The badge shows the Royal crest surmounted by a King's Crown and lion. Underneath the crown is a three part scroll with the words 'KING EDWARDS HORSE'. A wreath surrounds the crest and has two scrolls. On the left are 'CANADA' and 'N.ZEALAND' and on the right 'AUSTRALIA' and 'S.AFRICA.' Below the crest is another scroll reading 'INDIA' and beneath that one with the letters 'KODR'. A further three part scroll at the base of the badge has the incorrectly spelled motto 'REGI AUSUMUS COLONI'. The accepted motto was Regi Adsumas Coloni.

History / Summary

King Edward's Horse or The King's Overseas Dominions Regiment was a British yeomanry regiment formed in 1910 and disbanded in 1924.