100 years of the Royal Signals

1920 – 2020

Celebrating the Corps Centenary in 2020

Happy Birthday Royal Signals

100 years of the Corps 1920 – 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

Roger So Far

The illustrated Corps Centenary book

Buy now: Royal Signals Museum Shop

Colonel-In-Chief of the Royal Signals discussing the Importance of The Corps

 HRH The Princess Royal, Princess Anne Colonel-in-Chief of The Royal Corps of Signals talking about the first 100 years of the Corps. She discusses women in The Corps, the fact that Royal Signals are not only first into battle but often in ahead of that; the importance of maintaining secure communications and the need to understand your cyber space and its weaknesses.

History of the Corps, filmed inside the museum

The Corps at work and on exercise

Celebrating the Corps centenary

For your enjoyment – a brand new book and an amateur radio station 

Roger So Far

The Corps Centenary book ‘Roger So Far” celebrates many of the Corps’ achievements during its first 100 years.

This hardback, illustrated coffee table book is packed full of stories about people, units and events in the context of campaigns, technologies and equipment. RRP £30 with discounts for Regular, Reserve and Retired Corps members.

Buy now from the Royal Signals Museum Shop

Museum Amateur Radio Station GB100RSM

Geoff, one of the Museum’s volunteers will run Amateur Radio Station GB100RSM from his home station in Bournemouth until the end of June. The intention is to to publicise the Museum, the Corps Centenary and the Centenary book Roger So Far …

They will use Morse and SSB (speech) on amateur bands 40 metres- 20 metres-17 metres.
Times of operations cannot be guaranteed as but will depend on band conditions and personal commitments.
Station location is BOURNEMOUTH BH10 4HP
MAIDENHEAD LOCATOR IO 90 BR
Geoff can be emailed on geoffg3wzp@gmail.com by anyone wanting to arrange a connection

100 years of the Royal Corps of Signals

1920  – 2020

The Corps Centenary Service

29th February 2020

The Royal Signals Colonel-in-Chief Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal, Princess Anne 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.

Happy 100th Birthday

Well wishers including Harry Redknap, Ross Kemp, Antony Cotton and Maj Gen Sharon Naismith send their good wishes to the Corps

Inspirational people

Inspirational People

A new feature looking at those from within the Corps who, over its 100 year history, have set an example across a broad range of criteria.

On This Day…

On this day 6th August

On this day 6th August

On the 6th August 1970 Major-General Algernon Clement Fuller CBE died. In 1915 he invented the Fullerphone,which was brought into service in 1916.

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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 4th August

On this day 4th August

On the 4th August 1921 a facsimile (fax) was transmitted for the first time by wireless across the Atlantic Ocean using the Belinograph invented by Eduard Belin.

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On this day 3rd August

On this day 3rd August

On the 3rd August 1929 Emil Berliner died. Berliner invented an improved telephone transmitter – one of the first type of microphone. Alexander Graham Bell was so impressed he bought the rights from Berliner for $50,000.

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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, Martin Skipworth, 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

 Flying the Corps Flag

Hundreds of Royal Signals soldiers and veterans flew the Corps flag in celebration of the Corps 100th Birthday

With thanks to RSA member Steve ‘Scouse’ Hall for this initiative