The Royal Corps of Signals

Discussion in 'Royal Signals' started by Drew5233, May 25, 2009.

  1. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

  2. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Originally recommended for a MBE downgraded to MiD but Awarded MBE. Confirmed in London Gazette.

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  3. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

  4. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

  5. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

  6. Nevil

    Nevil WW2 Veteran/Royal Signals WW2 Veteran

    Being new to the forum I would like to express my appreciation for your history of the Corps. In spite of my near 7 years in the Signals, Sep 1939 to Aug 1946, there is a lot in your article that I did not know.

    I did notice a very minor typo. You mention 'BOAR' at one point. It should of course be BAOR.....British Army On the Rhine.

    Thanks for the article.

    Nevil.

    This should of course have been addressed to Drew. My apologies for the omission.
    Nevil
     
  7. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Hi Nevil and thank you, your comments are very much appreciated and I'm glad you found it interesting looking through it.

    This thread is a bit of work in progress for the Royal Signals Museum in Blandford-I promised them I'd get all the WW2 citations for them sometime ago and still have around 2,000 to go.

    Regards
    Andy
     
  8. Andy,
    Re your post 383, 1941 Command Vehicle, took a copy to show Dad. It was like he had seen a long lost friend. Brought back some more stories. Also the MM citations, some of who he knew also.
    Thankyou for the had work.

    mel
     
  9. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter Patron 1940 Obsessive

    The lorry by the way is a Leyland Retriever 3-ton 6x4 Wireless to contract V3390 for only four vehicles - This one must be L4151100. Contract date should be early 1940ish.
     
  10. lesfreathy

    lesfreathy Member

    Drew, do you want photos of signals vehicles and equipment in this thread such as this Bedford QL type A 19hp wireless truck
    cheers
    Les
     

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  11. BFBSM

    BFBSM Very Senior Member

    Sergeant William Dearlove DCM, 44 Divisional Signals, The Royal Corps of Signals.



    Gazetted 11.7.40

    Continuation of recommendation:

    area by motor cycle and eventually succeeded in locating eight or ten men and bringing them in.

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    Mark
     
  12. Wills

    Wills Very Senior Member

  13. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

  14. Geoff Charrot

    Geoff Charrot Junior Member

    Hallo - my father, Major Kenneth Jules Charrot, who died on 14 January 2012 aged 95, has an almost identical picture taken from the same spot of another section of the Div Sigs of 3rd Division, with himself as the second officer in the parade. He told me that the lady taking the salute was the then Princess Royal. If I can work out how to scan it in to my computer I will post it for you.

    Geoff Charrot
     
  15. Toni

    Toni Member

    I have just been through all 40 pages and done alot of reading and had a good look at the pictures to see if I reconised any of the gentlmen as my Grandfather.
    It is a very sad read and a very big eye opener.
    I have been researching my Grandfathers ws service for about 12 months now and in the last few weeks I have found out so much info it has brought me to tears a few times. Just to think I dont really know anything yet, getting his British Army Records is going to be a VERY emotional read.

    I only found out today Poppa was Royal Signals but finding that out explaines a helll of a lot. I knew he loved telecommunications as that is what he used to do in the NZ army and he would do it in his spare time at home.
    As a child I loved going to see him and sit in the spare room that was full of CB radios and listen to him talking to people from all over the place. He was always tinkering around with shortwave radios, CB's.and well anything that could be a talking or listening device.

    Thanks you so much for the fantastic read. (Even though I didnt find my Poppa's name) I am looking forward to calling my Mum tomorrow to tell her what I have read so she knows what her Father did when he was in the war.
     
  16. NeilM

    NeilM Junior Member

    Hi
    Can someone point me in the right direction to find some details of my father inlaw who I understand was in the British Royal Signals. He was a driver in 1943 and I have his service # as:

    M-10689524. ( A bit hard to decipher)

    Name:
    Gordon William John Llewellyn

    I've searched on a couple of web sites with no luck.

    Thanks
     
  17. gmyles

    gmyles Senior Member

    Hi

    Although about WW1. "Private 12768" by John Jackson is as honest account of life as a signaller in the trenches (awarded MM) as you find anywhere and well word a read.

    Gus
     
  18. themanflu

    themanflu Junior Member

    Hi all

    Page 31

    Howard CC 2574117

    Is my grandfather whom we know nothing about..
    He never met his only Daughter my mother,
    Sadly taken from us all before his time but he was fighting for something he believed...

    Thank you for posting his name... I must plan a visit to his grave.
     
  19. Clarkd69

    Clarkd69 Junior Member

    Hello everybody

    I'm just starting to research my late grandfathers Military history and came across this site. He was a Dispatch rider which I believe comes under the Royal Signals Corp.

    I have a photo album with lots of pictures and some have names on the reverse. I will start to scan them and upload them, if somebody can let me know how.

    My Grandfather was called Wilfred Edward Holder and was from Hull.

    Thanks

    Dean
     
  20. themanflu

    themanflu Junior Member

    Hello everybody

    I'm just starting to research my late grandfathers Military history and came across this site. He was a Dispatch rider which I believe comes under the Royal Signals Corp.

    I have a photo album with lots of pictures and some have names on the reverse. I will start to scan them and upload them, if somebody can let me know how.

    My Grandfather was called Wilfred Edward Holder and was from Hull.

    Thanks

    Dean

    Photobucket would be the best..!
     

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