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The Regular Army

The Royal Signals

Units

2 (National Communications) Signal Brigade

31st (City of London) Signal Regiment(V)

32nd (Scottish) Signal Regiment(V)

36th (Eastern) Signal Regiment(V)

37th Signal Regiment(V)

38th Signal Regiment(V)

39th (Skinners) Signal Regiment (V)

40th (Ulster) Signal Regiment(V)

71st (Yeomanry) Signal Regiment(V)

1 (Royal Buckinghamshire Yeomanry) Signal Squadron (Special Communications)

2 (City of Dundee) Signal Squadron(V)

60 Signal Squadron(V)

94 (Berkshire Yeomanry) Signal Squadron

12 Signal Group

33rd (Lancashire and Cheshire) Signal Regiment(V)

34th (Northern) Signal Regiment(V)

35th (South Midland) Signal Regiment(V)

Others

97 (BRITFOR) Signal Squadron

43 Signal Squadron (AS) (V)

Forward Air Control Troop (V)

Specialist Units

Central Volunteer Headquarters Royal Signals (CVHQ R SIGS)

81 Signal Squadron(V)

Land Information Assurance Group (LIAG)

Land Information Communications Systems Group (LICSG)

63 (SAS) Sig Sqn (R) - For details see the thread on arrse [1] and the official site[2]

Career

Pte

On joining the corps you will be allocated this rank, in reality this is no more or less than the Signaller rank. Once you have completed your recruit training you will become a signaller.

Sig

The basic rank of the Royal Corps of Signals, this indicates that you have completed your recruit and trade training, you will also have been awarded the Signals TRF

LCpl

To obtain this rank you must have completed your Class 2 training, although you can achieve this rank at Class 3. Normally you will have completed a DITS course run by your regional brigades training team. (Note: In 12 Sig Grp units you will also need to have obtained the required driving license)

Cpl

Corporals are all (at least) Class 2 and will have attended the Royals Signals Detachment Commanders course at the DCCIS Blandford. At this stage of your career you should also consider attending NBC, 1st Aid, AFV Recognition etc courses run by your regional brigade training team, you can attend them at LCpl but at this stage of your career they really benefit your promotion/profile.

Sgt

To be promoted to Sgt you now have to attend a Class 1/Upgrader course at the DCCIS Blandford, also in 12 Signal Group you will also need to gain the relevant driving qualification (B+E for techs and RS Ops, Cat C for Relays and C+E for Gods Trade/AS Op or Electrician Driver.

Also at this stage (or earlier) you should now be considering which path to follow, you have two choices Supervisor or Regimental Duties (RD). These should now effect what other courses you attend i.e. Range Management Qualifications and Drill are good for the RD but near to useless for the Supervisor.

SSgt

All SSgts have to attend the Royals Signals Staff Sergeants course at the DCCIS Blandford. In addition supervisors will need to have completed the required courses for their new trade.

WO2

Same as SSgt.

WO1/SVWO

Same as SSgt.

LE

Once promoted to WO2 you can now consider going for a commission, normally a WO2 could expect to be commissioned as a Lt/Capt if they are selected on the Late Entrant Commissioning Board (LECB) run by 2 Sig Bde or 12 Sig Grp

Trades (& Training)

Supervisor

Yeoman of Signals

Firstly you need to meet the promotion requirements for a SSgt, have attended a security course (not named as it'll get edited out) at Blandford and the Yeoman of Signals course, both are two weeks long.

You need to attain the following trade qualifications

- 2 (NC) Sig Bde

Class 1 ICS Op (UK Ops)

- 12 Sig Grp

Class 1 AS(Ptarmigan) Op or RS (Ptarmigan) Op

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Class 2 AS(Ptarmigan) Op or RS (Ptarmigan) Op (i.e. Your dual traded)

Foreman of Signals

Operator

Radio Systems Operator (RS Op)

Area Systems Operator (AS Op)

Technician

Systems Engineer Technician

Other Trades

Signals Electrician

Driver Lineman