WW2 - 1st Independent Guards Brigade Group From £5.00 Reproduction. WW2 Style. Machine embroidered cotton on a wool cloth background. Manufactured by Monty's Locker. At the start of the war this was a regular infantry brigade based in the UK. April 1942 the brigade was redesignated as the 1st Independent Brigade Group (Guards). Further change in August 1942 to 1st Infantry Brigade (Guards).