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Introduction

The Royal Signals are leaders in Information Technology and Communications for the British Army. We Provide the Army with communications throughout the world, and promise a varied and exciting Career. This paragraph by the way is absolute arse because the career is neither varied or exciting!

Nothing wrong with the paragraph, only the last sentence. Fool. APART FROM WE ARE THE BEST OF THE BEST

Role

Our role is to provide the Communications Infrastructure and Information systems that are required to Command and Control the best armed forces in the world. Whether you are an Officer or Soldier you will play a key role in providing this capability by spending all your working hours scraping rust off tent pegs and patch painting everything in sight and subsequently will be part of a close team that have earned the well deserved motto of Certa Cito (Swift and Sure). aka Certa Citrus (Swift and Jiffed)

The Good Bit

However it is not 'all work and no play'. As a large Corps we offer a wide range of sporting and adventure training opportunities, such as an Annual Winter Sports camp in Austria where you will be taught to ski or snowboard and various expeditions overseas, for example to Nepal. Our sporting opportunities cater for the enthusiastic amateur as well as the professional amateur'. To top it all, regardless of how long you stay in the Corps, you will be trained and gain experience in skills in IT and Communications that will qualify you for employment when/if you decide the Army is no longer for you.

What Everyone Else Thinks

They are however notorious whiners - see the ARRSE Signals Board for proof.

Units and Organisation

Royal School of Signals

1st Signal Brigade

1st (United Kingdom) Armoured Division Headquarters and Signal Regiment

  • 20th Armoured Brigade Headquarters and Signal Squadron (200)
  • 4th Armoured Brigade Headquarters and Signal Squadron (204)
  • 7th Armoured Brigade Headquarters and Signal Squadron (207)

3rd (UK) Division Headquarters and Signal Regiment

  • 1st Mechanised Brigade Headquarters and Signal Squadron (215)
  • 12th Mechanised Brigade Headquarters and Signal Squadron (228)
  • 19th Light Brigade Headquarters and Signal Squadron (209)

14th Signal Regiment (Electronic Warfare)

18th (United Kingdom Special Forces) Signal Regiment

21st Signal Regiment (Air Support)

16th (Air Assault) Brigade HQ and Signal Squadron (216)

101st Logistic Brigade Headquarters and Signal Squadron (261)

Queens Gurkha Signals

  • Brunei Signal Troop
  • Nepal Signal Troop

2nd (National Communications) Signal Brigade

Specialist Group, Royal Signals

11th Signal Brigade

15th Signal Regiment

660 Signal Troop (EOD)

Defence Communication Services Agency

Royal Corps of Signals Trades and Supervisory Roles

Supervisory Roles

Trades

System Engineering Technician and Information Systems Engineer are being amalgamated to become Communications Systems Engineers. Driver Lineman and Technical Supply Specialist are being amalgamated to become Driver Lineman Storeman. All Operators now complete the common Communications Systems Operator Course of which a percentage complete further training to become Electronic Warfare Systems Operators.


The TA R SIGS

Royal Corps of Signals Trades and Supervisory Roles (Alternative Descriptions)

Supervisory Roles (alt description)

Trades (Alt Description)

Promotion in the Royal Corps of Signals

Other Stuff


Trade Structure of the Royal Signals
RS Op AS Op Spec Op Sys Eng Tech Driver Lineman Electrician (ED) Technical Supply Specialist



Supervisory Trades
YofS FofS Supvr (R) Supvr (IS)



For further information, have a look at the R Signals website: Royal Corps of Signals.