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14 (EW) Signals Regiment

#1
Met a SSgt the other day. His R Signals Stable Belt was normal with the circular buckle, apart from the inside section was different (ie not the cap badge but something else). Just wondered what this was all about, it looked like a hawk or something. He said it was from a squadron in 14 (EW) Signal Regiment
 
#3
That'll be the Light EW Tp (LEWT) at 14 Sigs, which has a number of airborne posts and therefore the Staffy in question is very probably a bona fine airborne warrior. Guys in our corps who have served in Para and SF roles are entitled to retain the stable belts from those units. Mystery solved.
 
#5
cheese said:
Met a SSgt the other day. His R Signals Stable Belt was normal with the circular buckle, apart from the inside section was different (ie not the cap badge but something else). Just wondered what this was all about, it looked like a hawk or something. He said it was from a squadron in 14 (EW) Signals Regiment
Signal Regiment, thanks :roll:
 
#6
I don't know.

He said it was a SQUADRON as part of 14 Signal Regiment.

The stable belt buckle was even the standard Royal Signals female part of the bucke, just the male inner was diffrent. What doies this 16 AAB one look like please, anyone got a picture?

Thanks for yuor knowledge...
 
#7
Its a Standard Royal Signals stable belt with the metal buckle the only difference is the jimmy is replaced with Pegasus!

note a troop is part of a squadron
 
#8
cheese said:
The stable belt buckle was even the standard Royal Signals female part of the bucke, just the male inner was diffrent.
Many Signal Regiments have their own stable belts, with Jimmy replaced with the Regiment's emblem (the Iron Triangle for 3 Div SR, the swan for 30SR etc etc)
 
#9
The eagle may well have been from 640 Signal Troop (EW) Airmobile.

They used to years ago have their own belts. Where as now they get to wear hard hats to work in their hangers
 
#10
If it is a Pegasus its and old and bold ex 216 bloke, and I suspect I know him. 16AA have the screaming Eagle, 640 Tp had a belt but disappeared years ago. The LEWT boys ( I was one of them) normally wear the belt that they did the jumps course in ie 216, 26* (now 18 Sigs) or the booties.
 
#14
Fraser said:
truered.nik said:
237 when itn was indepentant had it's own stable belt it had a vixen in the middle
I cannot believe someone has mentioned the "V" word in a 14SR thread. :wink:
Go wash your mouth out with soap young man-that word will still send people of a certain age into shivers and gibbering
 
#15
Are you suggesting that SS will go the same way as VIXEN? :roll:


The system [VIXEN], commissioned in 1987 with an "in service" date set for 1991, was designed to allow the British army to intercept and analyse radio traffic, using direction finding capabilities to provide intelligence on an enemy's location. According to Siemens Plessey's Dennis Burton, the system was originally intended for use on the north German plain in the event of an Eastern invasion. The collapse of the Soviet Union meant that the system had to undergo design changes for use in other theatres, so the MoD and Siemens Plessey agreed to extend the project. But Burton argues that the MoD may now have decided to forget the project altogether. "The fundamental question is whether the MoD actually still needs the system," he said.
Whereas SS is going to do this:

The £130 million Soothsayer programme will bring the latest electronic warfare capability to the United Kingdom...Soothsayer will intercept and monitor many types of enemy communications or signals in real-time, including radar, multi-frequency emissions and other electronic data. This expanded capability will give commanders more accurate intelligence data to suit the needs of high tempo operations. Soothsayer will be supplied in hard and soft skin versions; both will be rapidly deployable, enabling expeditionary forces to gain rapid benefit from this new capability. Soothsayer will start to enter service from 2006. Future upgrades will integrate the system with airborne platforms for enhanced network-enabled capability.
 
#16
Fraser said:
Whereas SS is going to do this:

The £130 million Soothsayer programme will bring the latest electronic warfare capability to the United Kingdom...Soothsayer will intercept and monitor many types of enemy communications or signals in real-time, including radar, multi-frequency emissions and other electronic data. This expanded capability will give commanders more accurate intelligence data to suit the needs of high tempo operations. Soothsayer will be supplied in hard and soft skin versions; both will be rapidly deployable, enabling expeditionary forces to gain rapid benefit from this new capability. Soothsayer will start to enter service from 2006. Future upgrades will integrate the system with airborne platforms for enhanced network-enabled capability.
Um... yeah, and it's just been pushed back yet AGAIN. Besides, 14 Sigs main effort at the moment is polishing turds (well, the one remaining rusty hangar) for an upcoming "visitation".
 
#17
Fraser said:
Are you suggesting that SS will go the same way as VIXEN? :roll:


The system [VIXEN], commissioned in 1987 with an "in service" date set for 1991, was designed to allow the British army to intercept and analyse radio traffic, using direction finding capabilities to provide intelligence on an enemy's location. According to Siemens Plessey's Dennis Burton, the system was originally intended for use on the north German plain in the event of an Eastern invasion. The collapse of the Soviet Union meant that the system had to undergo design changes for use in other theatres, so the MoD and Siemens Plessey agreed to extend the project. But Burton argues that the MoD may now have decided to forget the project altogether. "The fundamental question is whether the MoD actually still needs the system," he said.
Whereas SS is going to do this:

The £130 million Soothsayer programme will bring the latest electronic warfare capability to the United Kingdom...Soothsayer will intercept and monitor many types of enemy communications or signals in real-time, including radar, multi-frequency emissions and other electronic data. This expanded capability will give commanders more accurate intelligence data to suit the needs of high tempo operations. Soothsayer will be supplied in hard and soft skin versions; both will be rapidly deployable, enabling expeditionary forces to gain rapid benefit from this new capability. Soothsayer will start to enter service from 2006. Future upgrades will integrate the system with airborne platforms for enhanced network-enabled capability.
will just turn into another Bowman episode...the Vixen rx works well with Windows Xp.Whoops.
 
#18
jimmys_best_mate said:
cheese said:
The stable belt buckle was even the standard Royal Signals female part of the bucke, just the male inner was diffrent.
Many Signal Regiments have their own stable belts, with Jimmy replaced with the Regiment's emblem (the Iron Triangle for 3 Div SR, the swan for 30SR etc etc)
The "Iron Triangle" which is actually made up of a number of triangles and is commonly known as a Tricorn
 
#19
Anybody able to confirm that 237 had a small dayglo "Vixen" head sticker on the windscreen of their [4?] x 1 tonne Vampires?

Also did they take the 1 tonne Vampires to Bosnia with them?
 
#20
cheese said:
Met a SSgt the other day. His R Signals Stable Belt was normal with the circular buckle, apart from the inside section was different (ie not the cap badge but something else). Just wondered what this was all about, it looked like a hawk or something. He said it was from a squadron in 14 (EW) Signal Regiment
At the risk of being severely WAH'd...

Sounds to me like the screaming eagle of 16AA 216 Sig Sqn. Did the guy have the blue badge of courage on his right shoulder (i.e. PARA wings)? If not someone should get a grip of that chap and educate him in the ways of the airborne trooper.
 

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