Published by the Royal Signals Institution, in two sections and with supporting appendices, this book records all honours, decorations and medals to Royal Signals since May 1920, giving primacy to awards for bravery. To put these in context, the first section comprises a chronological tour through the Corps’ history beginning with the campaigns of the inter-war years, followed by the theatres of the Second World War and finishing with operations worldwide since 1945. The second section comprises the register of awards, organised by decoration or medal, and which includes a register of over 6,300 mentions in despatches, the various King’s and Queen’s commendations, foreign awards and the Polar Medal. Finally, there are eight supporting appendices; six record awards to the personnel of Empire and Commonwealth signal units whose actions were inextricably linked to Royal Signals, one records awards to Auxiliary Territorial Service and Women’s Royal Army Corps all ranks who served with Royal Signals, and one records awards to Queen’s Gurkha Signals. The book will be published in the spring of 2020 in two formats: A numbered, limited edition of 100 copies will be case bound and cloth-covered with the cover, headband and page-mark ribbon reflecting the Corps’ colours. The spine and front cover will be gold foil-blocked; which will include on the front cover the three cap badges used since 1920. The second format, for general release, will be hardback with a printed paper case. Both editions use high-quality paper from sustainable sources. Details of how to purchase the book will appear here later in 2019.
Honours, Decorations and Medals to the Royal Corps of Signals
for Gallantry & Distinguished Service
Contents (click on the image – opens as a pdf)