From August 1944 Headquarters 115 Infantry Brigade formed the basis of Force 135, but due to a critical shortage of infantry in Second Army, because of battle casualties, 115 Infantry Brigade was deployed to Northwest Europe in February 1945 having been replaced in the Channel Island Liberation Force role by 302 Infantry Brigade. The 302 Infantry Brigade Headquarters was formed in the United Kingdom in January 1945 and disbanded in March 1945, being in existence for only some seven weeks. Since 302 Infantry Brigade was formed from disbanded Coast Regiments, Royal Artillery, a Gunner Theme was chosen for the Brigade formation sign, a pile of six red cannon balls on a blue shield, which was worn on both sleeves of the battledress by some Royal Artillery personnel serving in Force 135.
A Lance Bombardier from 620 Regiment, Royal Artillery, St Helier Harbour, Jersey, on 9th May, 1945. On the left sleeve can be seen the Force 135 insignia (possibly a variation), with the 302 Infantry Brigade formation sign below.