Discussion in 'Royal Signals' started by PK, Feb 10, 2005.

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  1. PK

    PK Old-Salt

    Being one of the rare members of the 'Glorious Corps' who actually enjoys the job he's doing I was wondering if any one could help me with finding out some squadron numbers...

    I'm looking for IT based units. I've heard that there are a few in and around the London area which are IT troubleshooting type units. The other unit was the sigs unit with Land Command.

    Appreciate any help any one can give me with this,

  2. I'm confused. If you are an IS Op/Eng then your chain of command will be able to advise you on posting preferences. If you aren't IS - why do you want to go to these units? What do you think that you will be doing there?

    A large amount of the type of work you refer to is now contracted out or filled by civilians/DCSA (depending on your rank, there are some more senior jobs to be had).

    You could try looking through this list

    but your best bet is to ask people in your unit.
  3. PK the Brigades in Province use IS Engr`s to troubleshoot their IT although CASH is commercialised there is still plenty of hands on with stand alones and localised LAN projects.

    Things will change though with the advent of DII
  4. PK

    PK Old-Salt

    Right I'll try again. I'm a Class 2 SET looking for an IT orientated posting. As far as I'm aware there are still a number of these posts available to SET's. I think I'm right in thinking that these are independent sqn's.

    Also if anyone knows the which sig sqn which is attatched to HQ Land Command the I'd appreciate that also.

  5. Not sure about your first point - ask your FofS?

    I think that the sqn you are thinking of is 243 Sig Sqn - not sure if there are any/many suitable jobs there for you?

    Best of luck.
  6. PK

    PK Old-Salt

    Thanks for that doomsayer. I was just trying to get the ball rolling as my FofS is in some far flung corner of the earth right now. I'll have an ask around when I next turn up at work... 8)

  7. You want to do IS, then re trade, stob bogging down the over manned tech trade. IS op is screaming for people and it aint a major step down the hill. If you went to a unit expressing these wishes they would dump you in the relevent department anyway.

    If not, grab your soldering iron and become a Funking technician.
  8. Look up 10 Signal Regiment on the Army website.
  9. Sadly, you wont find much on 10 Sig Regt on the Website, although Bow_Man (as always) is right that you should look into the Regt.

    238 Sig Sqn - London based - Ceremonial comms and CIS support to London District - Most IS work is done by civvies, though.

    243 Sig Sqn - Wilton based - CIS support to HQ LAND in the main. A fair amount done by soldiers at the moment, but very likely to change over the next couple of years as the future of the HQ is confirmed.

    The rest of 10 Sig Regt's fixed sqns are predominantly civilian based and getting more so.

    I would suggest that you take a good look at 30 Sig Regt or 2 Sig Regt in the UK - with Cormorant and their HQ type roles there will be considerable opportunity to get more hands on with the IS side of life.

    In Germany I would look at 16 Sig Regt and the ARRC HQ role - again very heavy into IS.

    Hope this helps

  10. PK

    PK Old-Salt

    Thanks for that Hobgoblin and Bow_Man

    Unlike some members of this corps who are quite happy to plod along in a Ptarmigan unit for whole lives moaning about how arrse it is I've got up off mine to try and do something about this by attempting to get a slightly different posting from the norm. And as the whole corps is soon going to be dominated by one super op/tech/liney/storman trade :wink: there isn't much point in re-trading :roll: Anyway I enjoy what my job entails which is;

    All that said and done you can't beat re-terming a remote start/stop cable in the pouring rain in the middle of Scotland :lol: