Regimental Badge

The three feathers and coronet has been a symbol of the Prince of Wales since the position was created by Edward I in 1301. Several British and Indian Regiments use this badge. The 2nd Gurkhas wore it from 1876 when they became the Prince of Wales's Own. Soon after the Prince of Wales became King the 2nd was renamed King Edward's Own Gurkha Rifles and the badge changed from the conventional feathers shape to a more square shape. The badge in this form remained until 1994. The title Prince of Wales's Own was conferred on the 4th Gurkhas in 1924 and their adopted badge became the feathers and coronet over crossed kukris.

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