Guided Weapons Signal Troops

#1
Hello All

I am looking into the histories of a variety of units and I would be really interested to hear from anyone who has served in or has knowledge of the following:

• 604 Signal Troop Guided Weapons Support 1959 - Germany
• 604 Signal Troop NC - 1965 Onwards Munster NRW
• 1 Arty BDE Sig Sqn - up to 1964 ish [Bielefeld ?/Napier Bks Dortmund]
• Anti Aircraft Signal Units 1942-1945 - UK
• 47 Guided Weapons RA Signal Troop - Dortmund 1957
• 260 Sig Sqn SAM - 47 Guided Weapons RA 1957 Onwards till 1977
• 257 Sig Sqn SAM - 36 Heavy AD
• 654 Signal Troop - 36 Heavy AD
• 655 Signal Troop - 36 Heavy AD
• 632 Signal Troop [Benbecula/Hebridies]
• 242 Sig Sqn
• 1 Wireless Regiment - Munster NRW up to 1955

If anyone has any info at all please PM me.

Looking into the history/s of units within BAOR that served in an Artillery Support role - primarily for Nuclear Weapons [Corporal/Honest John and Lance]

Grateful for any response.

Cheers
 
#2
How sure are you about the facts listed? Some seem a bit doubtful to me.

27 and 47 Msl Regts existed roughly 1959 - 1965, they were equipped with the Corporal SSM system, one regt was assigned to 1 (BR) Corps the other to 1 (GE) Corps. After 1965 they became normal field or medium regts and their R Signals component was probably no more tha a rear link det.

Hy AD Regts, 36 and 37, were equipped with Thunderbird. My memory is that they had a R Signals sqn to provide data links between and within btys using RR eqpt.

I think 1 Arty Bde HQ and Sig Sqn was based in Hildesheim in the 1960s, before the first of the new Hy Regts (M107 175mm) moved in, in about 1966.
 
#3
Hello Mate

I'm pretty confident of my sources - i was at 604 in the early 80's and started to research the whys and wherefores of the unit.

There isnt much recorded in Royal Signals Corps history - a foot note really so I began to trace the antecedents. It would appear that most of the Royal Siganls GW and NC requirements in the late 60's were born out of a much older tradition of Royal Artillery Signals Troops and Royal Signals AA support troop/squadrons.

I have a number of credible sources UK/USA/GE/NL/BE/Russian

I'd be grateful if you PM, i'd like to exchange emails and swap notes if your interested.

Cheers
 
#5
Top man, thanks very much
 

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