Regimental Uniform

Headwear

1420HBeret

Regimental Beret of the 14th/20th King’s Hussars (Navy Blue beret with primrose backing being the Hawk cap badge)

Regimental Forage Cap (Officer’s)

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Red Regimental Forage Cap (ORs)

Field Service Cap (Side hat) (Officer’s)

Field Service Cap (Side hat) Junior Ranks

Combats

Standard issue Combats worn with Shirt, Boots Combat and Green Belt around the waist with best Beret (navy blue) worn on guard duty.

Coveralls

Coveralls are every day dress. These are worn when working on the vehicles / Tank Park to protect the individuals and their uniform. Worn with Boots, issued socks, Green Belt around the waist, green issued Shirt or Blue Polo neck (PRI) and Tank Park Beret with Cloth Cap Badge (below).

clothcapbadge


 Prussian Eagle

capbadge

Commonly known as ‘The Hawk,’ the Prussian Eagle is the Cap Badge (above) of the Regiment.

It was awarded to The 14th Light Dragoons by Crown Princess Frederica of Prussia in 1798, as a mark of gratitude after they had escorted her from Dover to London, prior to her marriage to the Duke of York.

It was confirmed by The 14th/20th King’s Hussars as the cap badge.

Barrack Dress

Barrack dress is worn for some parades and official Regimental functions.

Green issued trousers, (in the 80s one pr of Bk dress trousers were withdrawn they were restricted to S/NCOs band members only) No2 Shirt, sleeves rolled up (summer), 14th/20th King’s Hussars Shoulder Titles, Stable Belt (below), issued black shoes with best Beret. During winter, it is worn with the Jersey Heavy Wool, with 14th/20th King’s Hussars shoulder titles a No2 dress tie is worn under the Jersey Heavy Wool.
stablebelt

Stable Belt of the 14th/20th King’s Hussars, the stable belt was worn as a belt not an ornament with the buckle to the front and never over a Jersey

No2 Dress

Also called Service Dress, this is worn for parades and some official events.

14th/20th King’s Hussars – No2 Dress

Points to note:

14th/20th King’s Hussars shoulder titles worn on No2 jacket as seen below

Shoulder Titles

Shoulder Titles

Crossed Kukris

The 14th/20th King’s Hussars were originally granted the honour of wearing Crossed Kukris by the 43rd Gurkha Lorried Infantry Brigade as a result of their contribution to the Italian campaign, including the Battle of Medicina.

Kukris

Worn on both sleeves of No2 jacket.

kukris

Kukries were issued in pairs with the top blade pointing to rear when worn

Collar badges.

CollarBadge

14th/20th Hussars Regiment Staybrite Collar Badges – Lions facing inwards.

          The badge contains the Regimental Motto which is taken from the Order of the Garter        HONI-SOIT-QUI-MAL-Y-PENSE  “Evil unto him who thinks evil of it”.

Regimental buttons

Three sizes (large, such as the one below) are worn down the front of the No2 Dress Jacket.

White Lanyard

Worn on left shoulder.

White Lanyard worn on the left shoulder

A Rank badges

Worn on right hand sleeve (NCO’s only).

Prior to 1982 a Lance Corporal would have worn a Brass backing with Black Hawk badge as seen below.

lcplrankbadge

Corporals and Senior NCO’s wore an all silver badge as seen below.

cplrankbadge

Standard issued shoes were worn with No2 dress in normal circumstances.

shoes

Shoes were withdrawen in the 80s they were restricted to S/NCOs and band only

No1 Dress (Blues)

14th/20th King’s Hussars – No1 Dress

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Warrant Officer’s Riding Crop

No1 Dress (Blues) is the most formal form of dress and is worn for important parades.

The No1 Dress hat is to be worn with this uniform.

Boots are normally issued when in blues.

A white belt with the regimental hawk is worn with No1 and No2 dress. Shoulder titles, Rank Badges, Lanyard are worn as in No2 dress.

14th/20th King’s Hussars Officer’s Mess Jacket

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