|37th Signal Regiment|
|Size||Regiment, 512 personnel|
|Part of||11th Signal Brigade and Headquarters West Midlands|
37 Signal Regiment|
37 Sig Reg
|Honorary Colonel||Major General John Crackett|
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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.
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 (Air Support) Signal Regiment, 57 (City and County of Bristol) Squadron transferred to 71 Signal Regiment and 93 (East Lancashire) Squadron transferred from 38 Signal Regiment. In addition to squadron changes, the regimental title was changed when the regiment dropped the 'Wessex and Welsh' subtitle following the above changes. Therefore, it became known as the 37th 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.
The current structure of the regiment is as follows.
- Regimental Headquarters, in Redditch
- 33 (Lancashire and Cheshire) Signal Squadron, in Liverpool
- 842 (City of Manchester) Signal Troop, in Manchester
- 880 (Cheshire Yeomanry (Earl of Chester's)) Signal Troop
- 893 (East Lancashire) Signal Troop
- 48 (City of Birmingham) Signal Squadron, in Birmingham
- 896 (City of Coventry) Signal Troop, in Coventry
- 897 Signal Troop
- 898 Signal Troop
- 50 (Northern) Signal Squadron, in Darlington
- 834 Signal Troop
- 875 Signal Troop
- Kohima Troop, in Imphal Barracks, York
- 64 (City of Sheffield) Signal Squadron, in Sheffield
- 849 (City of Leeds) Signal Troop, in Leeds
- 864 (City of Sheffield) Signal Troop
- 887 (City of Nottingham) Signal Troop, in Nottingham
- 54 (Queen's Own Warwickshire and Worcestershire Yeomanry) Support Squadron, in Redditch
- 867 (Capability Development) Signal Troop
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