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Old 24-09-20, 01:22 PM
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Hi all, couldn't find very much at all on the 50th indp infantry brigade online so I thought I would submit this badge to you all for verification. Does it seem ok? Any further pointers on where to find information on them would be very appreciated as well.

Badge found here:
http://www.mindenmilitaria.com/viewp...h=54532&phqu=2

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The badge is fine. Details below from my book Badges on Battle Dress

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No longer part of 1st Division the island’s other Independent Infantry Brigade, the 50th applied for a formation sign through GHQ MELF in May 1957. Its design ‘approved by the Director of Antiquities…responsible for heraldry in Cyprus’ which was intended to show 50th Brigade’s association with the island’s capital, depicted St Mark’s lion, the badge of the Venetians who had built Nicosia during their occupation.

With its first application for a sign mislaid GHQ MELF had to remind the War Office in December 1958 that 50th Brigade was the only formation in Cyprus lacking a sign at a time when the situation in the island made it essential to foster morale by every means possible. Although both applications showed the lion on a maroon ground the sign approved in spring 1959 which Calico Printers subsequently manufactured appeared on blue.
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Hi Jon, thanks for the great reply. Answered all my questions. Cheers,

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