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The only Special Communications (SC) unit in the British Army.
Its mission is to provide ICS and command support to specified Other Government Department’s (OGD) in the UK and worldwide in order to facilitate the collection and dissemination of national information, as directed by Commander 2 Sig Bde. The Sqn employs R SIGNALS soldiers both in trade and as Special Communications Operators.
The SC Operator role involves soldiers working in support of specified OGD’s in the UK and overseas in a wide variety of unique and challenging roles. Deployments are often at short notice and usually involve deploying alone or in small teams. There are also a number of secondments to specialist training and equipment development teams based throughout the UK.
4 x Special Communications Briefing Courses (SCBC) are run throughout the year each lasting 3 days, with successful candidates loading the Special Communications Course (SCC).
The SCC is 26 weeks and is designed to train in and not select out potential operators through three modules of SC training. The course requires basic MATT level standards which are tested and then built upon as the course progresses.