Cap Badge Variants
National Archives, RACD Records Vol 18, Page 34 : Leics
Yeo badge Patt 8895/1916-22 - Obsolete on 24/4/1922 (Other
To date there is no photo evidence confirming the use of this
badge by the Officers. It is likely that the Officers used the
previously issued "tri-scrolled" badge out of preference.
Gilding metal later and last variant.
LYPAO Trooper and his wife, the photo is circa 1920-22. He is
also wearing the Y/Leicester shoulder title that indicates post
Bronzed metal later and last variant.
* Note to collectors:- This badge will be in many old
collections and probably marked as an Officers OSD. This is
wrong, only the other Ranks of the home defence 2nd/1st
Leicestershire PAO Yeomanry wore this badge and only as a cap
badge (see below).
An NCO from the 2nd/1st Leicestershire Yeomanry.
The image is from a School of Musketry course and the photo was
taken by a photographer from Pirbright.
A very worn example of the "bronzed" ORs cap badge.
2nd/1st LYPAO Badges
A :- Gilding metal x2 N/S looped;
B :- Bronzed metal x2 N/S looped; C :- Gilt washed
copper alloy, clasp pin sweetheart badge.
1st/1st LYPAO Badges
A:- Gilding metal x2 loops N/S; B:- Gilding metal x2 loops N/S;
C:- Gilding metal (Crimped Slider); D:- Gilding metal (Pin &
Clasp) Sweetheart badge.
KK1423 with crimped slider.
A picture of a 1st/1st LYPAO Trooper circa 1916 with the variant seen
KK1423 x2 N/S looped, possibly the second issue.
Sgt. Thurlby Hack MM (Frezenberg survivor) is wearing what is
thought to be the first issued "W" scroll variant.
The above badge is a "variant" , x2
N/S loops and probably the first to be issued.
The badge above is the same badge, just in a different
Photo circa 1922, at least three LYPAO appear to be wearing the "Patt'
3620/1922" O/R badge
above, the rest (apart from the LY "Army Service Corps" men ) are
wearing the "Patt' 8895/1916" badge. The Staff
Sergeant is wearing the "W" Type in his cap.
The first public rendition of the new PAO Leicestershire
Yeomanry cap badge in 1916.
Publication :- The War Illustrated
Date:- 1st January 1916
Plate:- "Badges of British Yeomanry & Territorial Regiments"