The Corps of Signals was established by Royal Warrant on 28 June 1920. Six weeks later, on 5 August, the title ‘Royal Corps of Signals’ was conferred by King George V.
From its earliest days the Corps was engaged in operations across the globe and its officers and men were duly recognised for their gallantry and valuable service. Not surprisingly, the majority of awards were made during the course of the Second World War but, before and since, the officers and soldiers of Royal Signals have been decorated for their actions in most of the conflicts in which the British Army has been engaged.
In contribution to the centennial of the Corps, this book records all of the honours, decorations and medals awarded to all ranks of the Royal Corps of Signals. It provides detailed descriptions of the actions and conflicts in which the Corps participated and the circumstances behind many of the gallantry awards, including many previously undiscovered citations.
In parallel, here will be published stories discovered during the course of the research, with an emphasis on active operations and gallantry.
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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