On a torse, a lion rampant. Beneath the torse a scroll inscribed ‘Virtu et Valora’. To the reverse two copper loops north south.
Normally encountered in brass, this example in white metal. A 1891 written description of a similar silver badge (white metal for other ranks?) suggests this was also was worn by the Honorary Reserve Corps—Lyttelton Times 14 January 1891 refers : RESERVE CORPS—The Honorary Reserve Corps has decided to enter for the teams match at the New Zealand Rifle Association meeting. Some members of the corps will, it is expected, attend the meeting in the new uniform, which consists of a Khakee suit, with, as a complement to the late commander of the corps, Colonel Brett, his crest in silver on the collar and hat. The crest consists of a lion rampant, with the motto ‘Virtu et valora.’