|37th (Wessex and Welsh) Signal Regiment|
37th (Wales and Western) Signal Regiment
37th Signal Regiment
|37 Signal Regiment|
Cap badge of the Royal Corps of Signals
|Part of||11th Signal Brigade|
|Nickname(s)||37 Signal Regiment|
|Royal Signals Colonel in Chief||The Princess Royal|
|Ceremonial chief||Major General John Crackett|
|Tactical Recognition Flash|
37th Signal Regiment is an Army Reserve regiment in the Royal Corps of Signals in the British Army. The regiment forms part of 11th Signal Brigade, providing military communications for national operations.
History[edit | edit source]
The regiment was formed as the 37th (Wessex and Welsh) Signal Regiment, Royal Signals (Volunteers) in 1967. It initially consisted of 43 (Wessex) Signal Squadron, 53 (Welsh) Signal Squadron and 57 (City and County of Bristol) Signal Squadron. In 1969 67 (Queen's Own Warwickshire and Worcestershire Yeomanry) Signal Squadron joined the regiment.
In 1992, under Options for Change, 43 (Wessex) Squadron transferred to 21 Signal Regiment, 57 (City and County of Bristol) Squadron transferred to 71 Signal Regiment and 93 (East Lancashire) Squadron transferred from 38 Signal Regiment, also RHQ, HQ Squadron, and 96 (City of Coventry) Signal Squadron were all formed from the 4th (V) Btn, Worcs and Shers. It was also at this point that the subtitle of the regiment was removed, but quickly added back as 37th (Wales and Western) Signal Regiment.
In 2009, under a further re-organisation, 67 (Queen's Own Warwickshire and Worcestershire Yeomanry) Squadron was reduced to a troop (867 Troop) and 48 (City of Birmingham) Squadron joined the regiment on the disbandment of 35 (South Midlands) Signal Regiment. At the same time 33 (Lancashire) Squadron was formed on the disbandment of 33 (Lancashire and Cheshire) Signal Regiment.
Composition[edit | edit source]
The composition of the regiment as of September 2020 is:
- 37th Signal Regiment
- Regimental Headquarters, in Redditch
- 54 (The Queen's Own Warwickshire and Worcestershire Yeomanry) Support Squadron, in Redditch
- 867 (Cap Dev) Signal Troop
- 33 (Lancashire) Signal Squadron, in Liverppol
- 48 (City of Birmingham) Signal Squadron, in Birmingham
- 896 (City of Coventry) Signal Troop, in Coventry
- 897 (Staffordshire) Signal Troop, in Stafford
- 898 Signal Troop
- 50 (Northumbrian) Signal Squadron, in Darlington
- 834 (Northern) Signal Troop
- 875 Signal Troop, in York
- 64 (City of Sheffield) Signal Squadron, in Sheffield
- 849 (West Riding) Signal Troop, in Leeds
- 864 (Sheffield) Signal Troop
- 887 (City of Nottingham) Signal Troop, in Nottingham
See also[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- "37th (Wessex and Welsh) Signal Regiment, Royal Corps of Signals". Regiments.org. https://web.archive.org/web/20070224084235/http://www.regiments.org:80/regiments/uk/vols-tavr/art-eng-sig/sig37.htm. Retrieved 19 November 2017.
- "Review Recommends Future For Reserves". Archived from the original on May 2, 2009. https://web.archive.org/web/20090502002314/http://www.mod.uk/DefenceInternet/DefenceNews/DefencePolicyAndBusiness/ReviewRecommendsFutureForReserves.htm. "[i]A number of posts within TA signals units were formed to operate equipment that has now become obsolete. These posts will now be removed and include Headquarters 12 Signals Group and 33, 34 and 35 Signals Regiments. It makes sense to reallocate resources from these posts to higher defence priorities. This decision has not been taken lightly and we are very aware of the exceptional contribution made by the Royal Signals within the TA."
- "Summary of Army 2020 Reserves structure and basing changes". Ministry of Defence. https://www.rfca-yorkshire.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/1372848176SUMMARYOFA2020RESERVESTRUCTUREANDBASINGCHANGES.pdf. Retrieved 19 November 2017.
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- 37 Signal Regiment - on British Army official website
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