Early King's Regt Collar Badges
A scarce pair of brass collar badges for The King's Regiment (Liverpool), each with two lug fastenings (east and west). Churchill 215.
Note: Churchill dates these collars to c1882-1895/96.
He says these collars were very unpopular with the soldiers, who wanted a return of the white horse of Hanover, and apparently described these collars as "cow-pats".
Indeed, he further states that when the 1st battalion, at the time serving in Jamaica, received the new pattern of collar (with the return of the white horse) their 'cow-pats' were placed in a sack, rowed to the centre of Kingston harbour and heaved overboard.