Anybody from 21 Sigs Regt?

#1
Just wondered if anybody on here is from 21 Regt, & is willing to tell me a bit about the Regt as the Army careers website has virtually nothing!

Hoping to join in October & wondered if there are any things I need to be aware of with regards to fitness/families e.t.c, as by the sounds of it 21 are a Q.R.F Regt unless I got this wrong?

Thanks for any help.

Sam
 
#3
Fair enough mate, but my initial post says that I have been out for ten years, not that I have served ten years!
Perhaps I did not make this completely clear, my apologies.

The reason that I am looking for any scrap of information that I can is that as I previously said, the Army's own source of information for new guys is sorely lacking in some areas, therefore I am finding it increasingly difficult to find a reputable source regarding the various Regt's/their roles/the likelyhood of deployment e.t.c.

With reference to your comments ......
Something doesn't seem quite right mate and that's probably why you're not getting all the info you ask for - people are pretty suss on here. You might also want to think about not starting new threads for each different question - just bolt them onto your initial thread.

I have done it this way because I have never been on a forum style site before & do not really know how it works or how to pose questions to the right people.

Thanks for your comments, the search continues....
 
#5
roadster280 said:
21 Sig Regt is part of Joint Helicopter Command, based in Azimghur Barracks, Colerne, Wilts. This is the former RAF Colerne.

It has two regular field squadrons, 244 and 220. The primary role of the regiment is to provide communications to JHC, and more specifically, the Support Helicopter force of the RAF. There is also a TA squadron, 43 Sqn, along with the usual cooks, clerks, LAD etc in HQ Sqn.

The regiment also provides RAF Mobile Air Operation Teams, which are specialist teams operating in support of the SHF, providing ground liaison, HLS selection, recce, layout and control.

Historically 21SR was based in Germany at RAF Wildenrath, moving to the UK in 1992/3. At this time, it absorbed 244 Signal Squadron(AS), which had previously been an independent signal squadron, based at RAF Brize Norton, RAF Upavon and a TA troop in Maindy barracks, Cardiff. 248 Gurkha Signal Squadron had also been part of 21SR in Colerne, but the Gurkha squadron has since moved to 22SR in Stafford.

21SR can be expected to provide assets in support of spearhead deployments, and indeed, two MAOT dets are on permanent standby, known as Standby 1 and Standby 2. Not sure what the NTM is today, but it was 1HR NTM for worldwide ops when I was doing the job.
OPSEC ............................ is and always will be not a dirty word .............
 
#6
roadster my bold for speaking out loud ................ i forget this info is on public domain now ........... please accept my apology

exdrop
 
#8
something about 21 sigs and urine ups i feel ...................

must be the being on permanent standby for anywhere and everywhere that did it ............ downtime was downtime .................

and another thing why is this kidda asking about 21 sigs in particular ............. having just left blandford as a training screw ............. civvy now :D .................... i know that they dont get a choice were they are going to be posted unless of course hes a super fit sportsman and gets posted there for sport ...............
 
#9
sport at 21? must of changed in the two month i've been away! keep dreaming if its football you like then you can kick a ball about with a social group that doesn't like outsiders......................... work wise its not to bad same as anywhere really its what you make it :)
 
#13
Was at 21 from Dec 75 to Jan 82, great time, last 3 years on the harrier force at Wildenrath. Those were great days, its just a shame what has happened to the camp now.
If your looking for other people that were there around the same time as you, I found it good to join the Royal Signals Association.
 
#15
I got posted to 21 in Wildenrath str8 from Basic, could run a bit. (Came in handy a few times that!) As Op Granby kicked off, as i was still NID my Squadron shipped off without me. Then got posted out there anyway with the second wave.

Was part of the move to Azimghur when Wilders shut down. Anyone remember the local cab firm Taxi Klein? ;)
 
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