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Emblem pin of the 50th [airdropped] Battalion of the Nahal Brigade
Item code: 0133314

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Emblem pin of the 50th [airdropped] Battalion of the Nahal Brigade, size: 1.65 x 1.9cm; weight: 1.8g.

The 50th "basalt" battalion began as the 88th Airdropped battalion of the Nahal, and was part of the 202nd Parachute Brigade; the 88th was initially known as the "advanced training battalion" into which graduates of the Nahal basic training entered.

In November 1955 members of this battalion joined the rest of the paratroop brigade in reprisal raid activities, and in April 1956 the battalion was renamed the 88th. It participated in the 1956 Sinai campaign and thereafter was renamed the 50th battalion.