|12th Air Formation Signals|
21st Signal Regiment
|21 Signal Regt|
|Part of||11th Signal Brigade|
|Garrison/HQ||Azimghur Barracks, Colerne, Wiltshire|
|Nickname(s)||21 Signal Regiment|
The regiment was divided into two companies in 1944 upon moving into France including;
- 2nd Tactical Air Force Main Company
- 2nd Tactical Air Force Reserve Company
From 1952 to 1954 the squadron supported the West Germany-based No. 83 Group RAF. In 1959, the 11th Air Formation Support and 12th Air Formation Support Signals Regiment were hurriedly deployed to the Far East but were disbanded in 1971 upon returning to Germany. As a result of their disbandments, 21st Signal regiment was the only remaining air formation signals regiment.
From 1971 until 1992 the regiment was part of the 4th Signal Group supporting the British Army of the Rhine. After the Options for Change plan, the regiment was re-designated as 21st Signal Regiment (Air Support) and moved to Colerne where it remains presently. After the initial Army 2020 reforms, the regiment is assigned as part of 7th Signal Group within 11th Signal Brigade and Headquarters West Midlands. The 21st Signals regiment is classified as a "Multi-Role" signal regiment. After the initial Army 2020 reforms, the regiment was assigned as part of 7th Signal Group within 11th Signal Brigade and Headquarters West Midlands. The 21st Signals regiment is classified as a "Multi-Role" signal regiment. As part of the initial Army 2020 reforms, the regiment also was no longer designated as an air support signal regiment and 244 (now carrying the Air Support designation) and 214 signals squadrons were transferred to 30th Signal Regiment and 2nd Signal Regiment respectively. Following further changes under Army 2020 Refine, the regiment will now support a Strike Brigade in the future.
The current structure is as follows:
- 220 Signal Squadron
- 215 Signal Squadron
- Support Squadron
Commanding Officers Edit
- 1943—1944 Lieutenant Colonel E J Reeve
- 1944—1947 Lieutenant Colonel T W Norrish
- 1952—1953 Major J N Boyland
- 1953—1953 Major (T O T) H E H Clements
- 1953—1954 Major C L Wikner
- 1954—???? Lieutenant Colonel A H Costen
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "21 Sig Regt - British Army Website". 2018-01-13. https://web.archive.org/web/20180113034457/http://www.army.mod.uk/signals/25276.aspx.
- ↑ Graham Watson and, Cliff Lord (2003). The Royal Corps of Signals: Unit Histories of the Corps (1920-2001) and its Antecedents. Solihull, West Midlands, England, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: Helion and Company Publishing. pp. 67. ISBN 1-874622-92-2.
- ↑ "British Army units from 1945 on - 21 Regiment". http://british-army-units1945on.co.uk/royal-signals/regiments---major-units-2/21-regiment.html.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 "21 Signals Regiment History". 2017-09-15. https://web.archive.org/web/20170915215442/http://army.mod.uk/documents/general/21st_Sig_Regt_History.pdf.
- ↑ "Royal Signals" (in en-GB). https://www.army.mod.uk/who-we-are/corps-regiments-and-units/royal-signals/.
- ↑ "Royal Signals Presenatation". p. 7. https://royalsignals.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/20170921-Master-of-Signals-Presentation.pdf.
- ↑ Major General Nalder, R F H The Royal Corps of Signals A History of its Antecedents and Development (Circa 1800-1955) London, Royal Signals Institution (1958). p. 631 ISBN 978-0950121826