Regimental Uniform


The original Brass Cap Badge as worn from 1922 after the amalgamation of the 14th Hussars and the 20th Hussars.
Anodised Aluminium badges were first introduced in 1948 when the Army Clothing Department asked manufacturers to produce badges from a new metal that would eliminate the need for polishing and would stay bright and clean all the time. An additional benefit for the army was that the new ‘Staybright’ badges were cheaper than the old brass versions.
This cap badge replaced the Anodised Aluminium Badge in the late 60’s (Date tbc). The Cap Badge (above) was worn with the ‘best beret’ for guards and other ‘none tank park’ duties when the Cloth Cap Badge was introduced in 1978.
The Cloth Cap badge (above) was originally made to be worn whilst in Northern Ireland in 1978 it was adopted as the Tank Park Cap Badge when the regiment returned to Hohne in West Germany.
OR’s Beret (Click to enlarge)
1420H Officers Cap
OR’s Forage Cap (Click to enlarge)
Officers Field Service Cap (Click to enlarge)

Field Service Cap (Side hat) Junior Ranks (Click to enlarge)


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


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).

OR’s Tank Park Beret Cap Badge (Click to enlarge)

 Prussian Eagle

Junior Ranks Cap Badge (Click to enlarge)

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 when it was formed in 1922.

Barrack Dress

Barrack dress is worn for some parades, office work 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Green issued trousers, (in the 80s one pr of Bk dress trousers were withdrawn they were restricted to S/NCOs band members only) No2 Shirt, sleeves rolled up (summer), 14th/20th King’s Hussars Shoulder Titles, Stable Belt (below), issued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.
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 (Click to enlarge)

No2 Dress

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

No2 Dress (Click to enlarge)

Points to note:

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

Shoulder Titles (Click to enlarge)
Shoulder Titles (Click to enlarge)

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.


Worn on both sleeves of No2 jacket.

Kukries were issued in pairs with the top blade pointing to rear when worn (Click to enlarge)

Collar Badges.

14th/20th Hussars Regiment Staybrite Collar Badges – Lions facing inwards. (Click to enlarge)

          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”.

White Lanyard

Worn on left shoulder.

White Lanyard worn on the left shoulder (Click to enlarge)

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.

Substantive L/Cpl Rank Badge (Click to enlarge)

Corporals and Senior NCO’s wore an all silver badge as seen below. The Silver badge was worn by all NCO’s from 1982.

Substantive Corporal Rank Badge (Click to enlarge)

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

Shoes were withdrawn in the 80s they were restricted to S/NCOs and band only (Click to enlarge)

No1 Dress (Blues)

Warrant Officer’s Riding Crop (Click to enlarge)

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

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