Cap Badge Variants
National Archives, RACD Records Vol 18, Page 34 : Leics Yeo badge Patt 3620/1922 (Other Ranks)

This pattern of badge is not illustrated or mentioned in the Kipling & King books and therefore is "un-classified" in K&K.


Bronze Metal (Officers) c1916-28
This badge is worn over the duration of the war by long service Officers and some draught Officers.

Other Ranks

Gilding-metal (Other Ranks) c1922-28
This badge is smaller than the later two "designs" by 1/8 of an inch (2mm).
This badge was short lived and replaced the economy badge that the Other Ranks wore from c1916-22. Its design was taken directly from the Officers badge illustrated above (see also below). It existed for 6-5 years before Col. G R Codrington changed the pattern in 1928.

Pattern card held at IWM

Catalogue number: INS 2358
Production date: 1922
Materials badge: gilding metal
Alternative Names:
FULL NAME: badge, standard pattern, Leicestershire Yeomanry (Prince Albert's Own)
SIMPLE NAME: badge, headdress: British
Category: uniforms and insignia

Card Reverse: inscribed Box (312 deleted) 294; inscribed with two lists of dates followed by initials of authorising officer; the dates in the left column refer to the date the pattern was issued while those in the right column record the date it was returned; the dates are: (left column) 14/5/34, 23/11/34, 24/1/35, 17/10/38, 21/6/39, 5/12/44; (right column) 28/7/34, 17/1/35.

Card Front: badge, card, seal badge: the crest of the Prince Consort with a scroll above inscribed Leicestershire; below the crest a scroll inscribed Prince Albert's Own Yeo and below this another scroll inscribed South Africa 1900-02 card: headed, Stores & Clothing Inspection Department (Royal Army Clothing Department, deleted) Standard Sample Pattern No. 3620 1922 CB (2222, 2691, 1797, deleted) 1239 Leicestershire Yeo; inscribed, Badge, (Forage deleted) Cap & FP Helmet. All Ranks. (When finished to be German Silver 12 Gauge; Gilding Metal 14 gauge. For quality of Metals see 4480/1897 & 4481/1897, deleted); Specification No. (ACD 888A deleted) U/24; dated 24/4/22; authority given as 9/Leicester Yeo/705 & S&CID/1344/1; signed CA at base (illegible) seal: the shield of the Arms of the Board of Ordnance


Seen worn by 255368 Trooper E Walls post 1922.

Gilding-metal & German Silver (Other Ranks - slider fitting) c1922-28

Gilding-metal (Other Ranks) circa 1922-28

Gilding-metal (Other Ranks) circa 1922-28

Gilding-metal (Other Ranks) circa 1922-28

Gilding-metal (Other Ranks) circa 1922-28, polish worn.

Photo c1922, 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.