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History

The 38th (Irish) Brigade reformed on 1 August 2007 in Thiepval Barracks in Lisburn, as part of a new combined divisional and brigade structure called Headquarters Northern Ireland and 38 (Irish) Brigade, following the disbandment of Headquarters Northern Ireland.

This was the culmination of a drawdown of military formations in Northern Ireland with the ending of Operation BANNER, which saw the disbandment of 3, 8 and 39 Infantry Brigades and 107 (Ulster) Brigade.


History of the brigade flash

The original flash of the Irish Brigade was a simple shamrock. In recent years that shamrock was taken by The Royal Irish Regiment as their own Tactical Recognition Flash.

After researching various options, it was decided to adopt the flash of the 16th Irish Division for the re-formed 38 (Irish) Brigade, from where the Brigade motto comes. The round design is unusual but very distinctive.