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43 Signal Squadron

43 (Wessex & City & County of Bristol) Signal Squadron

We provide resilient military IT and communications support to UK and overseas contingency operations. With troop locations in the cities of Bath and Bristol we can offer an exciting reservist career in military communications to those living across the Bristol, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire.

A message from the Officer Commanding:

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to 43 (Wessex & City & County of Bristol) Signal Squadron.  The Squadron Headquarters and a communication troop are based in Bath and we have a further communications troop in Bristol.  We provide Communications Information Systems in support UK Operation; where we can be called upon to provide communications infrastructure in a variety of situations.  If you are in the vicinity of Bath or Bristol and are interested in joining, we would be happy to see you.

Major R Nixon
Officer Commanding

The squadron maintains soldiers and equipment at very high readiness for UK operations and has played a leading role in the military response to the Somerset Floods, Commonwealth Games and several national Summits . Our soldiers have also augmented regular units on operations overseas in Bosnia, Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan. 

Every year we provide communications support to the Ten Tors Challenge for young people on Dartmoor as well as the Bath City military parade during remembrance weekend.


As well as being specialist communicators our soldiers are encouraged to take pride in maintaining a high level of fitness and combat skill and the squadron regularly wins regimental military skills competitions.

Opportunities are available for competitive shooting and for adventure training. All our soldiers have the opportunity to gain driving qualifications at no personal cost, including car licence.

We also have a role in ceremonial activities around Bristol such as the Remembrance parade.



No previous IT / Communications knowledge is required but those with relevant civilian skills or previous military service are particularly welcome.

Ex regular soldiers and officers may benefit from current financial incentives and are usually able to retain previously held rank depending on cap badge and length of break in service.




We train on Tuesday nights and if you are interested in finding out more then please feel free to drop in to either of our Army Reserve Centres between 7.30pm and 8.30pm, or call a member of our permanent staff anytime.


43 Sig Sqn - Contact

Telephone: 01225 492302

Email: 39SIG-43-PSAO@mod.uk

Army Reserve Centre
Upper Bristol Road

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