Comms in Infantry

Discussion in 'Infantry' started by AJCY133, Nov 30, 2007.

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  1. Are there any particular roles within the Infantry that specialise in comms but have a primary role as infantryman?
    The reason I ask is because I have looked at the possibility of joining the Royal Signals as a Communications Systems Operator, because of my interest in IT & Comms but at the same time I don't want to be stuck staring at screens in an Ops room when I could be out doing physical soldiering - Any advice would be greatly appreciated
  2. Every infantry battalion has a Signals Platoon, which usually supply most, if not all of the Company Signals Dets. However there are still going to be jobs where you end up staring at a screen in the Ops rom.

    There is possibly more scope for you to get out and do the biz, as an Infantyr signaler then if you were in the Royal Signals.

    That being said however we had 4 RSigs guys in our Company in Afghanistan earlier in the year (3 RS Ops and a Techie) and they saw as much combat as the rest of the company.
  3. Signallers of all persuasions do a fair amount of staring at screens in ops rooms. It goes with the territory.
  4. Platoon commanders signaller.All the running around you could ever want.
  5. Or join a specialist R Sigs unit, they do exist but you will need to ask people face to face.
  6. Thanks for your help :D
  7. AJCY133

    The RS Op trade is the new old name for the trade your looking for. CS will be found all over the place such as 216 Para Sig Sqn, 264 SAS Sig Sqn.

    I've been a Pln Sig, Coy Sig and BG/CV Sig with the infantry, enjoyed it but did far more infantry work as a RSigs Sgt although thats not true anymore. RSigs will have more variety - moving regiments within infantry just brought more of the same
  8. Hi I have been cap badged R Sigs and Infantry and have gone from being an Inf Sigs Det Comd to being a R Sigs Det Comd in specialist role and back again.

    Both have their merits but I do enjoy Infantry work more as you do get time away from the kit when things get boring. Also career wise you can get qualifications similar to the Op trade levels in Sigs but also play with SF, Mortars A/Tk etc. Though I did get to travel more with the Sigs.....
  9. Mmmm ops room signals. 12 hours with white norse in one ear and gobby new subby in the other.

    Do scaleys learn to love white noise or is that the reason you're all a bit strange?
  10. Nah, just don't charge your batteries properly, then your white noise gets broken up with little bits of silence 8)