As a result of Civil War in the Lebanon, 16th Brigade were flown at short notice to Cyprus in June 1958. In the event the Americans went into the Lebanon while on July 14th a military coup d’etat in Iraq when the King and most of the Royal Family were murdered, threatened Jordan.
An appeal for assistance from King Hussein saw the Brigade, less the 1st Battalion, flown into Amman to secure the airfield and bolster the King’s authority. They remained until October 29th returning to Cyprus and then England. Rapid action to a trouble spot had averted probable hostilities in this volatile area. During this period the 1st Battalion who had remained in Cyprus were again employed on anti-terrorist operations against a revival of the EOKA offensive. They remained, credited with a number of successful operations, until March 1959 when they too returned to the UK.