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37th Signal Regiment
Royal Corps of Signals cap badge.svg
Active 1967–Present
Country  United Kingdom
Branch  British Army
Type Combat Support
Size Regiment, 512 personnel[1]
Part of 11th Signal Brigade and Headquarters West Midlands
Regimental HQ Redditch
Nickname(s) 37 Signal Regiment
37 Sig Reg
Commanders
Honorary Colonel Major General John Crackett
Insignia
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[]

The regiment was formed as the 37th (Wessex and Welsh) Signal Regiment, Royal Signals (Volunteers) in 1967.[2] It initially consisted of 43 (Wessex) Signal Squadron, 53 (Welsh) Signal Squadron and 57 (City and County of Bristol) Signal Squadron.[2] In 1969 67 (Queen's Own Warwickshire and Worcestershire Yeomanry) Signal Squadron joined the regiment.[2]

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.[2] 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.[3]

In 2006, 93 (East Lancashire) Squadron transferred back to 38 Signal Regiment.[2]

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.[4] At the same time 33 (Lancashire) Squadron was formed on the disbandment of 33 (Lancashire and Cheshire) Signal Regiment.[4]

In 2014, under Army 2020, 53 (Welsh) Signal Squadron transferred to 39 (Skinners) Signal Regiment.[5]

Current structure[]

The current structure of the regiment is as follows.[6]

See also[]

References[]

  1. "Army – Question for Ministry of Defence". p. 1. https://questions-statements.parliament.uk/written-questions/detail/2018-11-22/194616. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 "37th (Wessex and Welsh) Signal Regiment, Royal Corps of Signals". Regiments.org. http://www.regiments.org:80/regiments/uk/vols-tavr/art-eng-sig/sig37.htm. 
  3. "Royal Corps of Signals: Regimental Information". Ministry of Defence. p. 25. https://www.army.mod.uk/media/8684/rsignals_imapv2.pdf. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Review Recommends Future For Reserves". 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." 
  5. "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. 
  6. "The Royal Corps of Signals Regimental Information". November 2019. https://www.army.mod.uk/umbraco/Surface/Download/Get/14596. 

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