The Corps of Signals was established by Royal Warrant on 28 June 1920.

Six weeks later, the title ‘Royal Corps of Signals’ was conferred by King George V.

From its earliest days the Corps was engaged in operations across the Empire, most notably in Mesopotamia and on the North West Frontier, and its officers and men were duly recognised for their gallantry and valuable service. The majority of awards were made during the course of the Second World War but since then the officers and soldiers of the Corps have been decorated for their gallantry in most of the conflicts in which the British Army has been engaged.

In contribution to the centennial of the Corps, this new book will lay out all of the operational awards made to its personnel, with detailed descriptions of many of the events in which the Corps participated, and previously undiscovered awards and citations. It will be published in 2020.


Book Covers


The Author

Nick Metcalfe is a former Royal Signals officer and the author of Blacker’s Boys, the First World War history of the 9th Royal Irish Fusiliers, and For Exemplary Bravery, the story of the Queen’s Gallantry Medal.



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