Royal Engineers Signals Service Number

Discussion in 'Royal Engineers' started by MongoUK, Sep 29, 2019.

  1. MongoUK

    MongoUK Junior Member

    Evening all,

    Looking into a soldier, who had a service number in the 23xxxxx range, which google tells me should be RE Signals, is this actually RE or is that a precursor to Royal Corps of Signals?

  2. Pat Atkins

    Pat Atkins Patron Patron

    RE Signal Service, formed 1908 or thereabouts, became the Royal Corps of Signals in 1920 or 21. Prior to that it was part of RE, providing e g. divisional, corps, Army-level signals, etc.(infantry battalions had their own trained signallers)

    Cheers, Pat
  3. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

  4. MongoUK

    MongoUK Junior Member

    Thanks Pat
  5. MongoUK

    MongoUK Junior Member


    So signals, thanks all.

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