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).
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 is worn for some parades, office work and official Regimental functions.
Also called Service Dress, this is worn for parades and some official events.
Points to note:
14th/20th King’s Hussars shoulder titles worn on No2 jacket as seen below
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.
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”.
Worn on left shoulder.
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.
Corporals and Senior NCO’s wore an all silver badge as seen below. The Silver badge was worn by all NCO’s from 1982.
Standard issued shoes were worn with No2 dress in normal circumstances.
No1 Dress (Blues)
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.