Cap Badge Variants
National Archives, RACD Records Vol 18, Page 34 : Leics
Yeo badge Patt 8895/1916-22 - Official on
22/5/1916 and Obsolete on 24/4/1922.
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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.
2nd/1st LY Gilding Metal Cap Badge, "O" loops N/S.
found with a slider.
A Trooper's cap badge from the 2nd/1st LY.
Bronzed metal , x2 looped N/S.
* 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). It could be that the SNCO's wore the bronzed
version in the 2nd/1st?
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.
"Bronzed" x2 N/S looped.
Squadron Sergeant Major Haynes (B Sqn), right, appears to be
wearing the bronzed version. This photo was taken on the 20th
May 1916. So it could be that this was worn by the Warrant
Officers. The sergeants in this photo are wearing the normal
gilding metal badge, as seen on the cap of Sergeant Kind on the
Gilding metal, x2 N/S looped, possibly the second issue.
"W" scroll, x2 loops N/S, first issue.
Sgt. Thurlby Hack MM (Frezenberg survivor) is wearing the first issued "W" scroll variant.
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"