With the recent death of Hugh King and the disposal of his collection by auction. The Naval and Military Press have republished both volumes of this work. First published in the seventies they remain the bible for badge collectors.
Illustrated record of badges worn on every type of head-dress from the mitre cap to the Shako to the Field Service cap, with detailed comments. Changes in regimental title and dates of amalgamations given. Starts in the year 1800.
It should be noted that dealers and auctioneers refer to Kipling and King numbers for identification purposes.
HEAD-DRESS BADGES OF THE BRITISH ARMY. Vol 2. 1919-1979
From end of the Great War to 1979. Includes OTC badges and all special units raised in WWII as well as those of the Gurkha regiments.