Signals VS RE C3S...

#1
As you may have worked out, what's the difference (apart from the obvious 3-in-1 opportunity) between C3S in the Royal Engineers, and an equivalent trade in the Royal Signals? Currently in my Phase 2 training for the RE, but am strongly considering a cap badge change if it's still possible- and if there is space in the Sigs... as much detail of possible will be appreciated- i.e difference in Phys, workspace, etc.
 
#2
The difference is essentially that R Sigs operate for the benefit of the whole force and the RE operates for its own benefit only when it comes to comms/cis.

Think wholesale and retail.
 
#3
cheers, but the big thing is the difference in PT.. I feel i'm best suited to a different line of work, however, i need to know the deal with PT compared to RE as i don't want my fitness to drop. What is PT like in the Signals?
 
#4
cheers, but the big thing is the difference in PT.. I feel i'm best suited to a different line of work, however, i need to know the deal with PT compared to RE as i don't want my fitness to drop. What is PT like in the Signals?
PT standards will be the same, If you fancy your chances 18 Sigs as SFC is available.
 
#5
RE tend to get the comms right on many more occasions that RSIGNALS too.....................
 
#6
PT standards will be the same, If you fancy your chances 18 Sigs as SFC is available.
RE PT is pretty gruelling, the same in sigs? and SFC? no idea, been looking at Communications Systems Engineer... but i suppose during a re-badge you gotta take whatever's given... will look into it.
 
#7
RE tend to get the comms right on many more occasions that RSIGS too.....................
I could do something about that possibly, once i'm in position to do so.... I enjoy RE, however I just feel i'm better suited to something a bit more in the lines of Computers, etc. And in RE you are first a Combat engineer, and, in most cases, use that more than your trade (from what i've heard).
 
#10
Royal Corps' of Signals.
Royal Signals
R Signals
RSIGS

all the same. RSIGS isn't used as much as it used to be mind.

PT is PT, it isn't harder in the RE. There are events i nthe RE that are hard (ie bridge building at the sapper games) but then we have the Lanyard Trophy in the Signals.
 
#11
Royal Corps' of Signals.
Royal Signals
R Signals
RSIGS

all the same. RSIGS isn't used as much as it used to be mind.

PT is PT, it isn't harder in the RE. There are events i nthe RE that are hard (ie bridge building at the sapper games) but then we have the Lanyard Trophy in the Signals.
and how often is PT in the regiment? And PT during Phase 2?
What is the Lanyard Trophy? sounds fun!!!
And what is the general atmosphere about phase 2 training in Blandford? Here at RSME its a constant smashfest, which is good as its free PT however, doesn't do wonders for morale.
Loads of questions i know, but i need to get as much info as i can before making my decision- to ensure it is the right choice.
 
#12
PT amount generally 3-4 times a week... as for Blandford, word from the guys coming in from there lately is that not alot at all, trade taking priority and civvy PTI's being lazy - which is then a shock to their system when they turn up in working units.
Lanyard Trophy is an 40 mile tab with 35-40kg (someone with better memory than myself feel free to correct me there)in a team of 8, usually won by 216 Sig Sqn
As for the rest, will have to let someone with more recent knowledge answer that one!
 
#13
PT amount generally 3-4 times a week... as for Blandford, word from the guys coming in from there lately is that not alot at all, trade taking priority and civvy PTI's being lazy - which is then a shock to their system when they turn up in working units.
Lanyard Trophy is an 40 mile tab with 35-40kg (someone with better memory than myself feel free to correct me there)in a team of 8, usually won by 216 Sig Sqn
As for the rest, will have to let someone with more recent knowledge answer that one!
I think you have your Kg's and lbs mixed up.

To the original poster, you should concentrate on which Cap badge you want to be for the job aspect.
The amount of PT will vary from unit to unit as I'm sure it does in the Engineers.

As a young person if you ever feel you've not done enough PT you could always go for a run on your own or with chums.
 
#15
Ye I really want to go sigs... And one thing I've learned from past experience is go by your gut, And right now it's telling me I should do it, if I can.
And with PT, I know you can train yourself too. In fact, I prefer to train myself where I can.
Is swimming a common PT session? Or is that up to the unit's discretion?
Any of you know anything about available course dates, and if there is space for a re-badger?
 
#16
You really need to speak to your RCMO via your CoC.

Having worked with RE before I can say PT is no harder and as has been said every unit varies. If you want to get fit then you'll do it anywhere.

In Blandford the gym is always mobbed and people out running / tabbing all the time both Permanent Staff and phase 2's.
 
#17
Not really a matter of wanting to get fit.... all i'm saying is i wish to change to a trade where i'll be using the trade, and something that is best suited to me. I find that, i'll be able to give the army everything i have to offer. RE isn't that corp, it's a good corp and i enjoy the course, but i believe i'd suit a different job. I like working with tech, and computers. I need to maintain my fitness as this IS the army, however i'm not the best in PT. I need a trade where i can concentrate on that trade, concentrate on giving the army what i have to offer, while not stressing about upcoming PT sessions- leaving me in control of maintaining my own fitness. Sounds stupid, i know, but because of that, amongst other reasons, i feel a re-badge is necessary.... Signals is a good corp, and CSE allows the use of tech and computers. If there is space, i'll take the chance in re-badging there.
 
#18
... but i need to get every bit of info i can before taking it to the CoC. If there is the opportunity to re-badge, it'll only be the once so i need to choose wisely.
 
#19
StoneAndGlory who ever is telling you that you will do knocking and not sigs is talking shit. The C3s sig attached down to tp level does that first and knocking second. It all depends if you want to leave bastion?
 
#20
At the minute, not really.... Eventually, ye. C3S in RE is good, but, this combat engineer stuff doesn't excite me as much as what i thought it would. Army is good, i love it. But the engineering? as i said, the course is good... The 3-in-1 job aspect is good too, but like i said. I feel i'd suit a different line of work within the army. Making the right choice is a biggie now, i just need to find that job. CSE in RSigs is a good prospect, and considering my great-grandpa was in the RSigs, i'd like to go there.
 
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