KINGS COLONIAL REGIMENTAL HAT BADGE
KINGS COLONIAL SQUADRON REGIMENTAL HAT BADGE
The original King's Colonials wore a strange head-dress, best described in "Kipling & King Volume 1", as a tall felt hat rather like an inverted flower pot with a broad brim turned up and fastened to the left of the crown.This flamboyant head-dress, probably the first true slouch hat, bore a plume of scarlet feathers at the front and three cap badges.
In addition to the Squadron badges, described above, which were worn on the front of the hat band, a Regimental badge in the form of the British Coat of Arms (St Edward's Crown) above a title scroll reading "The King's Colonials" in brass, was worn at the top front of the crown.
To complete the trio, a badge displaying the initials "KC" below the Prince of Wales plumes, coronet and motto in brass, was used to secure the turned up left brim.