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 years of the Royal Corps of Signals 1920 – 2020
Test your knowledge of The Corps. Coming soon
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.
The Royal Warrant
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On This Day…
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…
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 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.
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.
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.
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.