Royal Corps of Signals
Overview
 
The Royal Corps of Signals (often simply known as the Royal Signals - abbreviated to R SIGNALS) is one of the combat support arms of the British Army
British Army
The British Army is the land warfare branch of Her Majesty's Armed Forces in the United Kingdom. It came into being with the unification of the Kingdom of England and Scotland into the Kingdom of Great Britain in 1707. The new British Army incorporated Regiments that had already existed in England...

. Signals units are among the first into action, providing the battlefield communications and information systems essential to all operations.
Royal Signals units provide the full telecommunications infrastructure for the Army wherever they operate in the world.
Encyclopedia
The Royal Corps of Signals (often simply known as the Royal Signals - abbreviated to R SIGNALS) is one of the combat support arms of the British Army
British Army
The British Army is the land warfare branch of Her Majesty's Armed Forces in the United Kingdom. It came into being with the unification of the Kingdom of England and Scotland into the Kingdom of Great Britain in 1707. The new British Army incorporated Regiments that had already existed in England...

. Signals units are among the first into action, providing the battlefield communications and information systems essential to all operations.
Royal Signals units provide the full telecommunications infrastructure for the Army wherever they operate in the world. The Corps has its own engineers, logistics experts and systems operators to run radio and area networks in the field. http://www.army.mod.uk/join/career-paths/6096.aspx It is responsible for installing, maintaining and operating all types of telecommunications equipment and information
Information technology
Information technology is the acquisition, processing, storage and dissemination of vocal, pictorial, textual and numerical information by a microelectronics-based combination of computing and telecommunications...

 systems, providing command support to commanders and their headquarters, and conducting electronic warfare against enemy communications.

Training & trades

Royal Signals officers receive a general military training at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst
Royal Military Academy Sandhurst
The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst , commonly known simply as Sandhurst, is a British Army officer initial training centre located in Sandhurst, Berkshire, England...

, followed by specialist communications training at the Royal School of Signals
Royal School of Signals
The Royal School of Signals is a military training establishment that is part of the United Kingdom's Defence College of Communications and Information Systems. It is located at Blandford Camp in Dorset...

, Blandford Camp
Blandford Camp
Blandford Camp is a military base comprising some 390 hectares of downland lying 2 miles north-east of Blandford Forum in the county of Dorset in southern England....

, Dorset
Dorset
Dorset , is a county in South West England on the English Channel coast. The county town is Dorchester which is situated in the south. The Hampshire towns of Bournemouth and Christchurch joined the county with the reorganisation of local government in 1974...

. Officers are not differentiated into trade groups - their training covers the whole range of their future employment.

Other ranks are trained both as field soldiers and tradesmen. Their basic military training is delivered at the Army Training Regiment Winchester before undergoing trade training at 11th (Royal School of Signals) Signal Regiment. There are currently six different trades available to other ranks
Other Ranks
Other Ranks in the British Army, Royal Marines and Royal Air Force are those personnel who are not commissioned officers. In the Royal Navy, these personnel are called ratings...

, each of which is open to both men and women:
  • Communication Systems Operator: trained in military radio and trunk communications systems
  • Communication Systems Engineer: trained in data communications and computer networks
  • Communication Electrician: trained in maintaining and repairing generators and providing electrical power
  • Communication Logistic Specialist: trained in driving and accounting for communications equipment
  • Installation Technician: trained in installing and repairing fibreoptics and telephone systems
  • Electronic Warfare Systems Operator: trained in intercepting and jamming enemy communications


Staff sergeants and warrant officers work in one of five supervisory rosters:
  • Yeoman of Signals - trained in the planning and deployment and management of military tactical/strategic communications networks;
  • Yeoman of Signals (Electronic Warfare) - trained in the planning, deployment and management of military tactical/strategic electronic warfare assets;
  • Foreman of Signals - trained in the installation, maintenance, repair and interoperability of military tactical/strategic communications assets;
  • Foreman of Signals (Information Systems) - trained in the installation, maintenance, repair and interoperability of military tactical/strategic Information Systems;
  • Regimental Duty - trained in the daily routine and running of a unit.


Whilst SSgts are generally regarded as being Regimental Duty, this rosta does not start until WO2 and therefore all SSgts in the Royal Signals who are not supervisory are still employed "in trade".

Origins

In 1870, 'C' Telegraph Troop, Royal Engineers
Royal Engineers
The Corps of Royal Engineers, usually just called the Royal Engineers , and commonly known as the Sappers, is one of the corps of the British Army....

, was founded under Captain Montague Lambert. The Troop
Troop
A troop is a military unit, originally a small force of cavalry, subordinate to a squadron and headed by the troop leader. In many armies a troop is the equivalent unit to the infantry section or platoon...

 was the first formal professional body of signallers in the British Army and its duty was to provide communications for a field army by means of visual signalling
Flag semaphore
Semaphore Flags is the system for conveying information at a distance by means of visual signals with hand-held flags, rods, disks, paddles, or occasionally bare or gloved hands. Information is encoded by the position of the flags; it is read when the flag is in a fixed position...

, mounted orderlies and telegraph. By 1871, 'C' Troop had expanded in size from 2 officers and 133 other ranks to 5 officers and 245 other ranks. In 1879, 'C' Troop first saw action during the Anglo-Zulu War
Anglo-Zulu War
The Anglo-Zulu War was fought in 1879 between the British Empire and the Zulu Kingdom.Following the imperialist scheme by which Lord Carnarvon had successfully brought about federation in Canada, it was thought that a similar plan might succeed with the various African kingdoms, tribal areas and...

. On 1 May 1884, 'C' Troop was amalgamated with the 22nd and 34th Companies, Royal Engineers, to form the Telegraph Battalion Royal Engineers; 'C' Troop formed the 1st Division (Field Force, based at Aldershot
Aldershot
Aldershot is a town in the English county of Hampshire, located on heathland about southwest of London. The town is administered by Rushmoor Borough Council...

) while the two Royal Engineers companies formed the 2nd Division (Postal and Telegraph, based in London
London
London is the capital city of :England and the :United Kingdom, the largest metropolitan area in the United Kingdom, and the largest urban zone in the European Union by most measures. Located on the River Thames, London has been a major settlement for two millennia, its history going back to its...

). Signalling was the responsibility of the Telegraph Battalion
Battalion
A battalion is a military unit of around 300–1,200 soldiers usually consisting of between two and seven companies and typically commanded by either a Lieutenant Colonel or a Colonel...

 until 1908, when the Royal Engineers Signal Service was formed. As such it provided communications during World War I
World War I
World War I , which was predominantly called the World War or the Great War from its occurrence until 1939, and the First World War or World War I thereafter, was a major war centred in Europe that began on 28 July 1914 and lasted until 11 November 1918...

. It was about this time that motorcycle
Motorcycle
A motorcycle is a single-track, two-wheeled motor vehicle. Motorcycles vary considerably depending on the task for which they are designed, such as long distance travel, navigating congested urban traffic, cruising, sport and racing, or off-road conditions.Motorcycles are one of the most...

 despatch rider
Despatch rider
A despatch rider is a military messenger, mounted on horse or motorcycle.Despatch riders were used by armed forces to deliver urgent orders and messages between headquarters and military units...

s and wireless
Wireless
Wireless telecommunications is the transfer of information between two or more points that are not physically connected. Distances can be short, such as a few meters for television remote control, or as far as thousands or even millions of kilometers for deep-space radio communications...

 sets were introduced into service.

Royal Warrant

A Royal Warrant
Royal Warrant
Royal warrants of appointment have been issued for centuries to those who supply goods or services to a royal court or certain royal personages. The warrant enables the supplier to advertise the fact that they supply to the royal family, so lending prestige to the supplier...

 for the creation of a Corps of Signals was signed by the Secretary of State for War
Secretary of State for War
The position of Secretary of State for War, commonly called War Secretary, was a British cabinet-level position, first held by Henry Dundas . In 1801 the post became that of Secretary of State for War and the Colonies. The position was re-instated in 1854...

, Winston Churchill
Winston Churchill
Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill, was a predominantly Conservative British politician and statesman known for his leadership of the United Kingdom during the Second World War. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest wartime leaders of the century and served as Prime Minister twice...

, on 28 June 1920. Six weeks later, King George V
George V of the United Kingdom
George V was King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions, and Emperor of India, from 6 May 1910 through the First World War until his death in 1936....

 conferred the title Royal Corps of Signals. It was given precedence immediately after the Corps of Royal Engineers.

Subsequent history

Before the Second World War, Royal Signals recruits were required to be at least 5 feet 2 inches tall. They initially enlisted for eight years with the colours and a further four years with the reserve. They trained at the Signal Training Centre at Catterick Camp. All personnel were taught to ride.

Throughout World War II
World War II
World War II, or the Second World War , was a global conflict lasting from 1939 to 1945, involving most of the world's nations—including all of the great powers—eventually forming two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis...

, members of the Corps served in every theatre of war. By the end of the war the strength of the Corps was 8,518 officers and 142,472 men. In one famous episode, Corporal Thomas Waters of 5th Parachute Brigade Signal Section was awarded the Military Medal for laying and maintaining the field telephone line under heavy enemy fire across the Caen Canal Bridge on D Day 1944.

In the immediate post-war period, the Corps played a full and active part in numerous campaigns, including Palestine
Palestine
Palestine is a conventional name, among others, used to describe the geographic region between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River, and various adjoining lands....

, Indonesia-Malaysia confrontation
Indonesia-Malaysia confrontation
Indonesia–Malaysia confrontation during 1962–1966 was Indonesia’s political and armed opposition to the creation of Malaysia. It is also known by its Indonesian/Malay name Konfrontasi...

, Malaya
Malayan Emergency
The Malayan Emergency was a guerrilla war fought between Commonwealth armed forces and the Malayan National Liberation Army , the military arm of the Malayan Communist Party, from 1948 to 1960....

 and the Korean War
Korean War
The Korean War was a conventional war between South Korea, supported by the United Nations, and North Korea, supported by the People's Republic of China , with military material aid from the Soviet Union...

. Until the end of the Cold War
Cold War
The Cold War was the continuing state from roughly 1946 to 1991 of political conflict, military tension, proxy wars, and economic competition between the Communist World—primarily the Soviet Union and its satellite states and allies—and the powers of the Western world, primarily the United States...

, the main body of the Corps was deployed with the British Army of the Rhine
British Army of the Rhine
There have been two formations named British Army of the Rhine . Both were originally occupation forces in Germany, one after the First World War, and the other after the Second World War.-1919–1929:...

 confronting the former Communist Bloc forces, providing the British Forces' contribution to NATO with its communications infrastructure
Infrastructure
Infrastructure is basic physical and organizational structures needed for the operation of a society or enterprise, or the services and facilities necessary for an economy to function...

. Soldiers from the Royal Signals delivered communications in the Falklands War, the first Gulf War, Bosnia, Kosovo, Sierra Leone , East Timor and the second Gulf War. They are currently deployed in Cyprus (TA) and Afghanistan.

In 1993, The Royal Corps of Signals relocated its training regiments: 11th Signal Regiment (the Recruit Training Regiment) and 8th Signal Regiment (the Trade Training School), from Catterick Garrison, North Yorkshire to Blandford Camp in Dorset, where the Royal School of Signals was already based.

Tactical Recognition flash

The Corps wears a blue and white tactical recognition flash
Tactical recognition flash
100px|thumb|Red and blue tactical recognition flash of the [[Royal Artillery]].A Tactical Recognition Flash is a coloured patch worn on the arm of combat clothing by members of the Royal Navy, British Army and Royal Air Force to distinguish their Regiment or Corps in the absence of a cap badge. It...

. This is worn horizontally on the right arm with the blue half charging forward.
Aiborne elements of the Royal Signals wear a Drop Zone (DZ) flash on the right arm of their combat jacket. It is square in shape with its top half white and the bottom half blue. When 5 Airborne Brigade was re-formed for the Falklands Crisis, Signal elements adopted the Airborne Bridges Headquarters DZ Flash but this changed back to its original colours in the mid 1980s.

Cap badge

The flag and cap badge feature Mercury
Mercury (mythology)
Mercury was a messenger who wore winged sandals, and a god of trade, the son of Maia Maiestas and Jupiter in Roman mythology. His name is related to the Latin word merx , mercari , and merces...

 (Latin: Mercurius) , the winged messenger of the gods, who is referred to by members of the corps as "Jimmy". The origins of this nickname are unclear. According to one explanation, the badge is referred to as "Jimmy" because the image of (the ancient Roman god) Mercury was based on the late mediaeval bronze statue of that 'divine' being by the Italian sculptor Giambologna (this is usually referred to as "Giambologna's Mercury" - shortening over time reduced the name Giambologna to "Jimmy". The most widely accepted theory of where the name Jimmy comes from is a Royal Signals boxer, called Jimmy Emblem, who was the British Army Champion in 1924 and represented the Royal Corps of Signals from 1921 to 1924.
It is one of the eight chalk hill figure military badges carved at Fovant, Wiltshire. It is the latest one to be made, as it was placed in 1970 following the Corp's 50th anniversary.

Lanyard

On Nos 2, 4 and 14 Dress the Corps wears a dark blue lanyard signifying its early links with the Royal Engineers. The colour is royal blue, and thus much lighter than that worn by the Engineers, and the knotting is identical. It is worn on the right shoulder, signifying the Corps as cavalry.
The Airborne Signals Unit wears a drab green lanyard made out of parachute cord which dates back to the Second World War. Following a parachute drop in to France the unit's Commanding Officer ordered all Signal personnel to cut a length of para-chord from their chutes in the event they may need it later in the fighting.

Motto

The Corps motto
Motto
A motto is a phrase meant to formally summarize the general motivation or intention of a social group or organization. A motto may be in any language, but Latin is the most used. The local language is usual in the mottoes of governments...

 is "CERTA CITO", which freely translates as swift and Sure
It is easily seen on any of the Corps Badges (CERTA: Latin for sure, certain, etc. CITO: Latin for swift, quick, etc)

Appointments

The Colonel in Chief is currently HRH The Princess Royal. The Master of Signals is Lieutenant General Robert Baxter, CBE. The Signal Officer-in-Chief (Army) is Brigadier TJP Watts OBE ADC, and the Corps Regimental Sergeant Major is Warrant Officer Class One (CRSM) AP McBean.

Equipment

The Corps deploys and operates a broad range of specialist military and commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) communications systems. The main categories are as follows:
  • Satellite ground terminals
  • Terrestrial trunk radio systems
  • Combat net radio systems
  • Computer networks
  • Specialist military applications (computer programs)

Brigades

There are three signal brigade
Brigade
A brigade is a major tactical military formation that is typically composed of two to five battalions, plus supporting elements depending on the era and nationality of a given army and could be perceived as an enlarged/reinforced regiment...

s:
  • 1st Signal Brigade: 7, 16 and 22 Signal Regiments plus Allied Rapid Reaction Corps Support Battalion. The Brigade Headquarters is now co-located with HQ ARRC at Gloucester, with one signal regiment at Stafford and two in Germany currently scheduled to move to Stafford in 2015.
  • 2nd Signal Brigade: (To be disbanded in late 2012) The Brigade Headquarters is located at Corsham and comprises 10, 32, 37, 38, 39 and 71 Signal Regiments, plus 299 Signal Squadron (Special Communications), Specialist Group Royal Signals with 81 Signal Squadron, Land Information & Communications Services Group (LICSG), Land Information Assurance Group (LIAG)
    Land Information Assurance Group (LIAG)
    The Land Information Assurance Group - LIAG - is a specialist Territorial Army unit, formed as a result of the Strategic Defence Review of 1998:'On Information Warfare.....

     and the Central Volunteer Headquarters (CVHQ) Royal Signals.
  • 11th Signal Brigade: The Brigade Headquarters is located in Telford and comprises 2, 14(Electronic Warfare) and 30 Signal Regiments. It also has links to 1(UK)ADSR, 3(UK)DSR and 21 Sig Regt (Air Support).

Regular Army

  • 1st (United Kingdom) Armoured Division Headquarters and Signal Regiment [Herford]
    • Headquarters Squadron
    • 201 Signal Squadron
    • 211 Signal Squadron
    • 212 Signal Squadron

  • 2nd Signal Regiment [York]
    • Support Squadron
    • 214 Signal Squadron
    • 219 Signal Squadron
    • 246 (Gurkha) Signal Squadron
      Queen's Gurkha Signals
      The Queen's Gurkha Signals is a regular unit of Royal Corps of Signals, one of the combat support arms of British Army. Together with the Queen's Gurkha Engineers, the Queen's Own Gurkha Logistic Regiment and the Royal Gurkha Rifles they form part of the Brigade of Gurkhas...


  • 3rd (United Kingdom) Division Headquarters and Signal Regiment [Bulford]
    • Headquarters Squadron
    • 202 Signal Squadron
    • 206 Signal Squadron
    • 258 Signal Squadron

  • 7th Signal Regiment (Allied Rapid Reaction Corps)(To be disbanded in mid 2012) [Elmpt]
    • Headquarters Squadron
    • 229 Signal Squadron
    • 231 Signal Squadron (Disbanded 31 Oct 2011)
    • 232 Signal Squadron

  • 10th Signal Regiment [Corsham]
    • 225 Signal Squadron (ECM (FP)) - (Formerly Romeo Troop, 15 Sig Regt which disbanded May 2006)
    • 241 Signal Squadron
    • 243 Signal Squadron
    • 251 Signal Squadron

  • 11th (Royal School of Signals) Signal Regiment [Blandford]
    • Royal School of Signals
      Royal School of Signals
      The Royal School of Signals is a military training establishment that is part of the United Kingdom's Defence College of Communications and Information Systems. It is located at Blandford Camp in Dorset...


  • 14th Signal Regiment (Electronic Warfare) [Haverfordwest]
    • Operations Support Squadron
    • 223 Signal Squadron (Electronic Warfare)
    • 226 Signal Squadron (Electronic Warfare)
    • 237 Signal Squadron (Electronic Warfare)
    • 245 Signal Squadron (Electronic Warfare)

  • 15th Signal Regiment (Information Support) [Blandford] Re-titled from Unified System Support Organisation (USSO)

  • 16th Signal Regiment [Elmpt]
    • Support Squadron
    • 230 Signal Squadron
    • 255 Signal Squadron

  • 18 (United Kingdom Special Forces) Signal Regiment
    18 (UKSF) Signal Regiment
    18 Signal Regiment is a Regiment of the Royal Corps of Signals in the British Army and provides communications and information systems support to the force elements of the United Kingdom Special Forces...

     [Hereford]
    • SBS Signal Squadron
    • 264 (Special Air Service) Signal Squadron
    • 267 (Special Reconnaissance Regiment) Signal Squadron
    • 268 (United Kingdom Special Forces) Signal Squadron
    • 63 (Special Air Service) Signal Squadron (Reserve)

  • 21st Signal Regiment (Air Support) [Colerne]
    • HQ Squadron
    • 220 Signal Squadron
    • 244 Signal Squadron
    • 43 (Wessex) Signal Squadron (Volunteers)

  • 22nd Signal Regiment [Stafford]
    • Support Squadron
    • 217 Signal Squadron
    • 222 Signal Squadron
    • 252 Signal Squadron (based at Imjin Barracks, Innsworth alongside HQ Allied Rapid Reaction Corps
    • 248 (Gurkha) Signal Squadron
      Queen's Gurkha Signals
      The Queen's Gurkha Signals is a regular unit of Royal Corps of Signals, one of the combat support arms of British Army. Together with the Queen's Gurkha Engineers, the Queen's Own Gurkha Logistic Regiment and the Royal Gurkha Rifles they form part of the Brigade of Gurkhas...


  • 30th Signal Regiment [Bramcote]
    • Support Squadron
    • 250 (Gurkha) Signal Squadron
      Queen's Gurkha Signals
      The Queen's Gurkha Signals is a regular unit of Royal Corps of Signals, one of the combat support arms of British Army. Together with the Queen's Gurkha Engineers, the Queen's Own Gurkha Logistic Regiment and the Royal Gurkha Rifles they form part of the Brigade of Gurkhas...

    • 256 Signal Squadron

  • 20th Armoured Brigade
    British 20th Armoured Brigade
    The British Army's 20th Armoured Brigade is an armoured formation currently based in Sennelager, northern Germany, as part of the 1st Armoured Division.- World War II :...

     Headquarters and Signal Squadron (200) [Sennelager]

  • 4th Mechanised Brigade Headquarters and Signal Squadron (204) [Catterick]

  • 7th Armoured Brigade
    British 7th Armoured Brigade
    The 7th Armoured Brigade is a formation of the British Army. The brigade is also known as the 'Desert Rats', a nickname formerly held by the 7th Armoured Division.-History:The brigade was raised from garrison troops stationed in North Africa in 1938...

     Headquarters and Signal Squadron (207) [Hohne]

  • 19th Light Brigade Headquarters and Signal Squadron (209) (To be disbanded in early 2013) [Northern Ireland]

  • 1st Mechanised Brigade Headquarters and Signal Squadron (215) [Tidworth]

  • 16th (Air Assault) Brigade Headquarters and Signal Squadron (216) [Colchester]

  • 12th Mechanised Brigade Headquarters and Signal Squadron (228) [Bulford]

  • 299 Signal Squadron (Special Communications) [Bletchley]

  • HQ 38 (Irish) Brigade Headquarters and Signal Troop [Northern Ireland]

  • 101 Logistic Brigade Headquarters and Signal Troop (661) [Aldershot]

  • 102 Logistic Brigade Headquarters and Signal Troop (662) [Gutersloh]

  • 600 Signal Troop - (Attached to 15 Signal Regiment (Information Support))

  • 628 Signal Troop (GBR DCM D) - 1st NATO Signal Battalion (Formerly 280 (UK) Signal Squadron Dec 04, formerly 28th Signal Regiment)

  • 643 Signal Troop (COMSEC) - (Attached to 10th Signal Regiment)

  • 660 Signal Troop (Attached to 11 EOD Regt RLC for support in ECM and communications)

  • Joint Service Signal Unit (Cyprus)1 (British Forces Cyprus
    British Forces Cyprus
    British Forces Cyprus is the name given to the British Armed Forces stationed in the UK sovereign base areas of Dhekelia and Akrotiri on the island of Cyprus...

    )

  • Cyprus Communications Unit (British Forces Cyprus
    British Forces Cyprus
    British Forces Cyprus is the name given to the British Armed Forces stationed in the UK sovereign base areas of Dhekelia and Akrotiri on the island of Cyprus...

    )

  • Joint Communications Unit (Falkland Islands)

  • The Royal Signals Motorcycle Display Team (RSMDT) [Known since the 1960s as the "White Helmets
    White Helmets
    The White Helmets Commission is a humanitarian aid and peacekeeping agency based on an initiative launched by Argentina in 1993.-History:...

    "]

  • Band of the Royal Corps of Signals (Corps Band)

  • Royal Corps of Signals Pipes and Drums (P&D)

Territorial Army

  • 32nd Signal Regiment (Volunteers) [RHQ Glasgow]
    • 52 (Lowland) Support Squadron (Volunteers) [Glasgow]
    • 33 (Lancashire) Signal Squadron (Volunteers) [Liverpool/Manchester]
    • 50 (Northern) Signal Squadron (Volunteers) [Darlington/Hartlepool]
    • 51 (Scottish) Signal Squadron (Volunteers) [Edinburgh/East Kilbride]
    • 40 (North Irish Horse) Signal Squadron (Volunteers) [Belfast/Limavady]
    • Royal Signals (Northern) Band (Volunteers) [Darlington]

  • 37th Signal Regiment (Volunteers) [RHQ Redditch]
    • 54 (Worcestershire) Support Squadron (Volunteers) [Redditch]
    • 36 (Eastern) Signal Squadron (Volunteers) [Colchester/Cambridge]
    • 48 (City of Birmingham) Squadron (Volunteers) [Birmingham/Coventry]
    • 53 (Wales and Western) Signal Squadron (Volunteers) [Cardiff/Stratford on Avon]

  • 38th (Strategic Communications) Signal Regiment (Volunteers) [RHQ Sheffield]
    • 46 (Hallamshire) Support Signal Squadron (Volunteers) [Sheffield]
    • 1 Signal Squadron (Volunteers) [Bletchley/Rugby/Banbury]
    • 2 (Dundee and Highland) Signal Squadron (Volunteers) [Dundee/Aberdeen]
    • 41 (Princess Louise's Kensington) Signal Squadron (Volunteers) [Coulsdon/Kingston-Upon-Thames]
    • 64 (City of Sheffield) Signal Squadron (Volunteers) [Sheffield/Nottingham/Leeds]

  • 39th (Skinners) Signal Regiment (Volunteers) [RHQ Bristol]
    • 93 (North Somerset Yeomanry) Support Squadron (Volunteers) [Bristol]
    • 56 Signal Squadron (Volunteers) [Eastbourne/Brighton]
    • 57 (City and County of Bristol) Signal Squadron (Volunteers) [Bristol/Gloucester]
    • 94 (Berkshire Yeomanry) Signal Squadron (Volunteers)
      Berkshire Yeomanry
      94 Signal Squadron forms part of 39 Signal Regiment. They are currently based in three locations in the Home Counties...

       [Windsor/Aylesbury]

  • 71st (City of London) Yeomanry Signal Regiment (Volunteers) [RHQ Bexleyheath]
    • 265 (Kent and County of London Yeomanry (SHARPSHOOTERS)) Support Squadron (Volunteers) [Bexleyheath]
    • 47 (Middlesex Yeomanry
      Middlesex Yeomanry
      The 47 Signal Squadron is a unit of the Royal Corps of Signals within the British Territorial Army.During the Napoleonic Wars that the Gentlemen of Uxbridge sought permission from the Government to form a Military Association to maintain law and order when the Regular Forces were sent to the coast...

      ) Signal Squadron (Volunteers) [Uxbridge/Southfields]
    • 68 (Inns of Court & City and Essex Yeomanry) Signal Squadron (Volunteers) [City of London/Whipps Cross/Chelmsford]

  • Specialist Group Royal Signals (Volunteers) [Corsham]
    • 81 Signal Squadron (Volunteers) [Corsham]
    • Land Information and Communications Services Group
      Land Information and Communications Services Group
      The Land Information and Communications Services Group is one of the three Territorial Army units which constitute Specialist Group Royal Signals , the others being 81 Signal Squadron and the Land Information Assurance Group...

       (LICSG) (Volunteers) [Corsham]
    • Land Information Assurance Group (LIAG)
      Land Information Assurance Group (LIAG)
      The Land Information Assurance Group - LIAG - is a specialist Territorial Army unit, formed as a result of the Strategic Defence Review of 1998:'On Information Warfare.....

       (Volunteers) [Corsham]
    • Central Volunteer Headquarters Royal Signals (CVHQ Royal Signals) [Corsham]

  • 43 (Wessex) Signal Squadron (Volunteers) [Bath] - (Part of 21st Signal Regiment (Air Support))

  • 63 (Special Air Service) Signal Squadron (Reserve) [Thorney Island] - (Part of 18th (United Kingdom Special Forces) Signal Regiment)

  • Royal Signals (Northern Band) (Volunteers) [Darlington] - Attached to 32nd Signal Regiment (Volunteers)

Cadet Forces

The Royal Corps of Signals is the sponsoring Corps for several Army Cadet Force
Army Cadet Force
The Army Cadet Force is a British youth organisation that offers progressive training in a multitude of the subjects from military training to adventurous training and first aid, at the same time as promoting achievement, discipline, and good citizenship, to boys and girls aged 12 to 18 and 9...

 and Combined Cadet Force
Combined Cadet Force
The Combined Cadet Force is a Ministry of Defence sponsored youth organisation in the United Kingdom. Its aim is to "provide a disciplined organisation in a school so that pupils may develop powers of leadership by means of training to promote the qualities of responsibility, self reliance,...

 units. They also, quite unusually, sponsor small groups of signals trained cadets in cadet detachments which are affiliated to a different Regiment or Corps.

Order of precedence

External links

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