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216 Sig Sqn

16th (Air Assault) Brigade Headquarters and Signal Squadron (216)

216 Sig Sqn is to provide Command Support to HQ 16 Air Assault Brigade in order to enable the commander and his staff to command and control the Brigade effectively.

Test Week

Test Week comprises eight separate tests over a four and a half day period. In order to pass, individuals conduct speed and endurance marches that range from 2 to 20 miles. In addition to competing individually in the milling and steeplechase race, teamwork is an important part of the course and is tested on the log and stretcher race.

Everyone that completes the course will state that one event harder than all the rest, for many it is the log race. For those that earn the right to go onto parachute training, there is an obvious pride and well-deserved sense of achievement. One of the hardest things to do is volunteer.

If you have any aspirations to serve with 216 Signal Squadron then train hard, ensure you possess the right mental attitude, and Go To It. The procedure for application and attendance is simple. Soldiers or officers must complete an Annex M to AGAIs, Chp 43 and send this to Royal Signals APC. At the same time, a copy of this form should be faxed through to 216 Signal Squadron Training Wing on (94651) 2740.

Personnel will then be loaded onto the next available UPC. Approximately one month prior to attending the UPC personnel will be sent their joining instructions.

Successful applicants will then be loaded onto P Company by 216 Signal Squadron prior to travelling up to Catterick to attend the course.

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