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18th (United Kingdom Special Forces) Signal Regiment

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18 (UKSF) Signal Regiment is a joint unit within the Royal Corps of Signals and provides communications and IT support to UKSF. The regiment was established in 2005 and includes signal squadrons from the Special Air Service Regiment, Special Reconnaissance Regiment, Special Forces Support Group and the Special Boat Service.

  • 264 (SAS) Signal Squadron
  • 267 (SRR) Signal Squadron
  • 268 (SFSG) Signal Squadron
  • 63 (SAS) Signal Squadron (R)
  • SBS Signal Squadron

The regiment’s tasks are to provide signals and electronic intelligence as well as comms maintenance. Operators directly support UKSF on operations and of consequence are trained to the exacting standards demanded by Special Forces, including Military Free Fall, Conduct After Capture and Escape & Evasion. The regiment runs its own selection program: the Special Forces Communicator (SFC) Course which is open to both regular and reserve personnel from all arms and services.

With the exception of the Royal Marines contingent, successful candidates wear the Royal Signals cap badge on the respective squadron beret, whether it be beige (SAS), emerald grey (SRR) or maroon (SFSG), along with a unique-to-corps black stable belt with 18 Regiment buckle and distinctive parachute wings.