You are welcome, Sarah. Your great grandad’s arm patch, which signified to all that he was a member of the 50th (Northumbrian) Division, was as per my avatar. ‘Northumbrian’ meant the Anglo-Saxon Kingdom of Northumbria, which stretched from the Rivers Trent to the Forth. However, in 20th century army recruitment area terms meant the Rivers Tyne, Tees and Humber. The sign of the double ‘T’, stands for the Tyne and Tees, but if you look carefully you can also see an ‘H’ for the Humber. The indigenous infantry brigades were the: 149th, being 3 battalions of Royal Northumberland Fusiliers; 150th, being the 4th Bn East Yorkshire Regiment, and 4th & 5th Bns Green Howards; and 151st, being 6th, 8th & 9th Bns Durham Light Infantry. In 1938, the 50 Div was converted into a Motorised Infantry Division and lost one of its Brigades. The 149th Infantry Brigade left, excepting the 4th Bn Royal Northumberland Fusiliers, which became the 50 Div’s reconnaissance battalion. The 50 Div was never used as a Motorised Division and on its return from ‘Dunkirk’ in June 1940, had the 69th Infantry Brigade added. 69th, being the 5th Bn East Yorkshire Regiment, and 6th & 7th Bns Green Howards; 150th, being the 4th Bn East Yorkshire Regiment, and 4th & 5th Bns Green Howards; and 151st, being the 6th, 8th & 9th Bns Durham Light Infantry. It stayed like this for nearly two years, until the 150th was overrun by the Axis forces in the Western Desert in June 1942 and was struck off the nominal role. 69th, being the 5th Bn East Yorkshire Regiment, and 6th & 7th Bns Green Howards; and 151st, being the 6th, 8th & 9th Bns Durham Light Infantry. The 50 Div fought on with many different brigades being temporarily added from time to time, Free French, Greek, 201st Guards Brigade in the Western Desert, then 168th Infantry Brigade in Sicily. It only got a permanent replacement for the 150th Infantry Brigade when the 231st Infantry Brigade joined them at the close of the Sicily campaign in September 1943. 69th, being the 5th Bn East Yorkshire Regiment, and 6th & 7th Bns Green Howards; 151st, being the 6th, 8th & 9th Bns Durham Light Infantry; and 231st, being the 1st Bn Hampshire Regiment, 1st Bn Dorsetshire Regiment & 2nd Bn Devonshire Regiment. So, it was by a strange quirk of fate and geographical challenge that a Wessex Brigade joined the Northumbrian Division. From what I have read they were very proud of their association with the 50 Div; which were referred to by the top brass as ‘The Geordies’. Hope this brief history is useful, but you may wish to read this: 50th (Northumbrian) Infantry Division - Wikipedia They had a very eventful WWII and were the most experienced and battle hardened British Infantry Division of WWII, winning four Victoria Crosses. Also: 231st Brigade (United Kingdom) - Wikipedia Best, Steve.