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37th (Wessex and Welsh) Signal Regiment
37th (Wales and Western) Signal Regiment
37th Signal Regiment
37 Signal Regiment
Insigne du Royal Corps of Signals (R SIGNALS).svg
Cap badge of the Royal Corps of Signals
Active 1967–Present
Country  United Kingdom

 British Army

Type Combat Support
Role Military Communications
Size Regiment
Part of 11th Signal Brigade
Regimental HQ Redditch
Nickname(s) 37 Signal Regiment
Royal Signals Colonel in Chief The Princess Royal
Ceremonial chief Major General John Crackett
Tactical Recognition Flash Royal Signals TRF.svg

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.[1] 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.[1]

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.[1]

In 2006, 93 (East Lancashire) Squadron transferred back to 38 Signal Regiment.[1]

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.[2] At the same time 33 (Lancashire) Squadron was formed on the disbandment of 33 (Lancashire and Cheshire) Signal Regiment.[2]

In 2014, under Army 2020, 53 (Welsh) Signal Squadron transferred to 39 (Skinners) Signal Regiment, and the regiment renamed as the 37th Signal Regiment.[3]

Composition[edit | edit source]

The composition of the regiment as of September 2020 is:[4]

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "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. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "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." 
  3. "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. 
  4. yal Signals Interactive Map.o

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