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68 Signal Squadron

68 (Inns of Court & City and Essex Yeomanry) Signal Squadron

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

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 been involved in the Fire Service 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.

Recently the Squadron has also seen its soldiers and officers deployed on operations to the Balkans, where a squadron that consisting entirely from Army Reserve personnel in 2 (NC) Signal Brigade, also many of our soldiers and officers been to Iraq (Op TELIC) and more recently Afghanistan (Op HERRICK).


The Squadron can offer the following trades:

  • Communications Systems Operator

Potential other trades offered:

  • Royal Signals Electrician
  • Chefs
  • Medics
  • Military Clerks


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.

RSigs-71SR ceremonial

Whipps Cross ARC

Telephone: 0208 556 0938

900 Lea Bridge Road
Whipps Cross
E17 9DR

Lincolns Inn Fields

Telephone: 0207 405 8112

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

10 Stone Building
Lincoln's Inn

Romford ARC

Telephone: 01708 74 5342

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

312 London Road

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