100 years of the Royal Signals

1920 – 2020

Celebrating the Corps Centenary in 2020

On this day

Events that have shaped Corps history and heritage

100 Objects

100 objects, 100 years of the Royal Corps of Signals 1920 – 2020

Quiz

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The Corps Centenary Service

29th February 2020

The Royal Signals Colonel-in-Chief Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal, Princess Anne of Edinburgh seen chatting to Royal Signals veterans and in-pensioners from The Royal Hospital, Chelsea following the Centenary Service which was held at Salisbury Cathedral on the 29th February 2020.

The service was attended by serving and retired members of The Corps and their families.

On This Day…

On this day 30th May

On this day 30th May

On the 30th May 2009 Sig Daniel Nash’s gallant actions in Afghanistan result in award of Princess Mary Medal. At first light a BRF vehicle struck a mine to the rear of Nash’s vehicle and, with scant regard for their own safety, Nash and his LEWT commander dismounted and moved back to assist the stricken vehicle and its crew…

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On this day articles written by Martin Skipworth a volunteer and former Head of Research at the museum with supporting material from Adam Forty (Museum Business Manager).

On this day 28th May

On this day 28th May

On the 28th May 1982 Lt Jim Barry was killed at Goose Green and Brig Ralph Alger Bagnold died. Bagnold has a dune field on Mars named in his honour.

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On this day 27th May

On this day 27th May

On the 27th May 1897 Nobel Prize winner and former signaller Sir John Cockcroft was born He served in the Royal Horse Artillery in World War One for three years as a signaller and then briefly as a lieutenant.

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On this day 26th May

On this day 26th May

On the 26th May 1940 the evacuation from the beaches of Dunkirk began. Control of the evacuation was assisted by a cable link from La Panne to the UK established by a junior Royal Signals officer.

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History of Signalling in 100 Objects

 Celebrating 100 years of The Royal Corps of Signals 1920-2020

Written by Lt Col (Retd) Ron Abbott, who served in the Corps for 34 years before retiring in 1998 based on an idea by, and with contributing features from, Col (Retd) Terry Canham and The Royal Signals Museum

As part of the build up to the Corps Centenary in 2020 – the Museum has worked with the Corps to identify 100 objects which have  formed part of the history of Signalling in general and the Corps in particular. Many of the objects are held by the Museum  do look out for them when you visit.

Princess Mary uniform
Morse Key
Heliograph
Royal Signals Museum SAS Pink Panther, long wheel base Land Rover c. 1960.
Morse Key
History and heritage, early communications, pigeons