1st ( King's ) Dragoon Guards Other Ranks Brass Cap Badge - pre 1915 pattern (Type 1)
An all brass cap badge in very good condition with original slider. Scarce.
The 1st Dragoon Guards wore until 1915, the brass eagle from the Arms of the Emperor Francis Joseph I of Austria who was their Colonel-in-Chief from 1896 to 1914, with title scroll below. With Austria being aligned against the allies in WW1, his insignia was discontinued in 1915, and replaced with a bi-metal eight-pointed star until 1937, when the brass eagle was resumed but without the scroll. The Regiment was amalgamated in 1959 with the Bays to form The Queen's Dragoon Guards.
K&K Vol 1, Fig. 734 refers.