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68 Signal Squadron

68 (Inns of Court & City Yeomanry) Signal Squadron

We are a communications Squadron with the Squadron Headquarters based at Whipps Cross, we also have a Detachments based in Lincoln's Inn and Romford.

As the only signal based unit in London, our primary role is to provide Information Communication Systems (ICS) to the emergency services and local government in the event of emergencies. The squadron provides a rapid deployment of reliable and robust communications with the additional requirement of resilience. As a result the squadron can be called upon to provide support to the government, police or other blue light services at little notice.

In recent years the Squadron was heavily involved in support to the London Olympics and was a major base of operations for military personnel from our Army Reserve Centre at Whipps Cross in East London. We also provided communications support to the recent flood relief provided by the military. We have also recently been involved in the Fire Service strikes, Ambulance Strikes and Fuel Strikes.

In addition to providing support to the emergency services and the local government the regiment also supports the operations with the regular army. We provide secure radio communications across the UK alongside our affiliated regular unit 206 Signal Squadron.

Previously the Squadron has also seen its soldiers and officers deployed on operations to the Balkans in a squadron that consisted entirely from Army Reserve soldiers, also many of our soldiers and officers been to Iraq (Op TELIC) and more recently Afghanistan (Op HERRICK).

Trades

There are a wide range of employments within the Squadron. As well as Royal Signals roles there are other cap badges and trades to choose from.

  • Royal Signals Communications Systems Operator - Operates communications equipment and is the primary trade, this involves the setting up and operation of radio equipment, satellite equipment and encoded messages.
  • Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC) - Providing medical assistance on the Exercise/Operations and teaching the officers and soldiers the basics of first aid.
  • Adjutant General Corps (AGC) - Clerks providing the Human Resource administration for the Squadron.
  • Royal Logistic Corps (RLC) - Chefs catering for the Squadron on Exercise/Operations and also provide the catering at various Regimental and Squadron functions.

Ceremonial

As one of the oldest units in the British Army and its home and roots in the City of London, the Inns of Court maintain many years of heritage and tradition.

The regiment provides a ceremonial riding detachment in the annual Lord Mayor’s Show. We also provide Honour Guards for several prestigious organisations around London.

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Recruitment

If you are looking for a second career with the opportunity to enhance and learn more skills; are aged between 17 and 9 months and 43; like a challenge and think you are good enough to help the local community in their time of need, then call, email, visit us or use the link in the right column and we will tell you more.

There are opportunities for careers as both Officers and Soldiers.

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Why Join the Army Reserve?

Joining the Army as a Reservist means that you do all your training and military duties in you spare time, it makes it possible to get many of the benefits of Army life and combine them with your civilian life and career.

Much of the time is spent working hard and training, one night a week and at least two weekends a month on exercise.
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Adventurous Training

The hard work is repaid through the opportunity to take part in Adventurous Training such as skiing, Sailing and hill walking.
There are opportunities to gain Adventurous Training qualifications and participate in overseas expeditions.
There are many opportunities to participate in varied sporting activities and members of the Regiment have played at Regimental and Corps level in Rugby, Football and Cycling.

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Whipps Cross ARC

Telephone: 0208 556 0938

900 Lea Bridge Road
Whipps Cross
London
E17 9DR

Lincolns Inn Fields

Telephone: 0207 405 8112

Email: 71SR-68-PSAO@mod.uk

10 Stone Building
Lincoln's Inn
London
WC2A 3TG

Romford ARC

Telephone: 01708 74 5342

Email: 71SR-68-Recruitment@mod.uk

312 London Road
Romford
RM7 9NH

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