Would you explain the role of the Royal Signals please?

Hello everyone,

I'm interested in joining the British Army and the area that I want to work in is communications. However I'm struggling to understand the difference between the role of the signallers of the other regiments and corps and that of the Royal Corps of Signals and where the role of one begins and the other ends. Would you please explain?

Thank you very much.
 
It gives a home to inadequates who think that boy scout badges, stable belts, the length of your sidies and any other trivial bullshit you can imagine is actually of any importance.
 
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BinaryWarfare

Old-Salt
Something to do with building tents and sweeping garages.
 
Currently seeking to establish a role in putting up HQ tents and making staff offficers hot drinks to compensate for technology making 95% of them unnecessary.
 
The RSIGS provides a route into the armed forces for overweight, wheezy blokes.
 
To absorb the bottom 1/5 of RMAS intakes.
 
I believe they have two rolls

Ham and Cheese....and Cheese and Ham!
 
Their women perform the same role as pleasure bots in science fiction films.
 
Well this has started well, think I'll go and make a snack and get comfy for the long haul
 

ACAB

LE
Signallers in the Infantry work downwards from Battalion Headquarters to (in the main) Rifle Coys, Specialist Platoons and any attachments the Battalion may have (SAM etc). That said, they will man a network up to Brigade HQ as well. It's probably changed, but depending on role / location each Infantry Battalion would have a detachment of Royal Signallers lead by a Staff Sergeant and they would work the rear echelon. I believe Armour and Artillery have a similar set up.
 

simmo0020

Clanker
Signallers in the Infantry work downwards from Battalion Headquarters to (in the main) Rifle Coys, Specialist Platoons and any attachments the Battalion may have (SAM etc). That said, they will man a network up to Brigade HQ as well. It's probably changed, but depending on role / location each Infantry Battalion would have a detachment of Royal Signallers lead by a Staff Sergeant and they would work the rear echelon. I believe Armour and Artillery have a similar set up.

Armour don't we provide our own communications, however we are sometimes bolstered on Operations with a Rear Link Detachment for comms back to Brigade.
 
It gives a home to inadequates who think that boy scout badges, stable belts, the length of your sidies and any other trivial bullshit you can imagine is actually of any importance.
There are also plenty of adequates, busy delivering capability, being denied long sidies and the joy of nametagless anonymity.
 

Bonkers 2020

Clanker
I saw them roll out a box body the other day and successfully erect a cam net over the top. Surrounded it in barbed wire and had a point guard to protect. They then used a sophisticated system of communication, decades in the development to send a communique a distance of some 70kms. It failed so they used secondary comms, this thing called a mobile phone and it worked first time. Absolutely phenomenal stuff
 
Paint trucks, grease and clean things, go and pick up kit from stores who are closed or haven't got anything, go on courses to get away from unit bullshit.

And have fun doing it.
 
Thank you for your replies so far. When you say that the Royal Signals are responsible for communications at the brigade HQ level is that to say that they are responsible for communications between the brigade HQ and the units that make up the brigade? To what extent can units within a brigade communicate with each other independent of the Royal Signals? Am I right in thinking that the Royal Signals are responsible for the technological side of things like databases of biometric information?
 

anony_mouse

Old-Salt
Thank you for your replies so far. When you say that the Royal Signals are responsible for communications at the brigade HQ level is that to say that they are responsible for communications between the brigade HQ and the units that make up the brigade? To what extent can units within a brigade communicate with each other independent of the Royal Signals? Am I right in thinking that the Royal Signals are responsible for the technological side of things like databases of biometric information?

Yeah mate, Scaley's keep a massive data base of every soldiers inside leg measurements. Just in case.
 
R Sigs are not generally responsible for generating the majority of data held on the equipment they support. Thet do have a Supervisory trade, FofS (IS), responsible for Information Management once it exists on the system though.
 

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