The Wire Archive

A repository for all editions of the Wire from 1920 to 2008

The magazine of the Royal Corps of Signals

History and heritage

The Wire Magazine

The first editions of The Wire appeared in 1920 the same year that the Corps was formed


The magazines offer a fascinating insight in to the work of The Corps and the lives of its soldiers from formation to present day.

Click on any of the images/links  below to view The Wire for that year

The Wire 2008

The Wire 2007

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

The Wire Scanned Editions 1920 to 2008

2008 and earlier editions.

Each volume contains all editions of The Wire for that year. The quality of the scan is variable but each volume opens in searchable PDF format.

Scanned copies of the Wire are reproduced in PDF format on the museum website

Wire Archive 1920 – 2008

We would like to thank Royal Signals’ museum volunteers for undertaking this task. The Museum is seeking volunteers for a variety of tasks; interested. See

It is possible to download the files. Their use, reproduction and all material therein remains the Copyright of Royal Signals Trustee Ltd. Permission must be sought for any useage whatsoever, save for personal reading on your own computer or device; such permission may be withdrawn at any time and files should be removed on request. Please note, each file is in the region of 150mgb do consider your data useage before downloading. The files are best viewed on a PC. 

Above – The Wire viewed online (without downloading)

Below – The Wire viewed after downloading