War Diary for the period June 1940 – August 1940
25 June 1940
An Operations Message - no.363 - from The War Office was received at Brigade HQ and this instructed that, as part of the process of dismantling and disbanding the Labour Divisions which had joined the British Expeditionary Force in April 1940 – in this case 23rd Division – the 70th Infantry Brigade would be designated as an Independent Infantry Brigade. This included the introduction of a specific shoulder/arm badge for the Brigade which was apparently intended for use as a designatory flash pending the return to 49th Division.
July – August 1940
There were no further mentions of 70th Infantry Brigade in the Southern Command War Diary over this period. This may have been because the Brigade was subordinate to The War Office and received their orders and instructions direct.