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2 Sig Regt

As part of 7 Signal Group within 11 Signal and West Midlands Brigade, 2 Signal Regiment is one of five Multi Role Signal Regiments (MRSR) and 2015 is its Operational Commitments year.

About the Regiment

The Regiment consists of three Communications Squadrons and a Support Squadron. The unit is equipped with Bowman tactical communications, Falcon wide area communications, Reacher satellite communications and various deployable operational IT systems.

At full strength the Regiment has 531 personnel, eight of whom are reserves and four of which are civil servants. Of the military personnel, 150 are Gurkha. Apart from R SIGNALS and QG Signals, the Regiment also has RLC, QOGLR, REME, AGC (SPS), RAMC, RAPTC and RAChD personnel.

The Regiment is the only remaining unit in the British Army to retain the cross-keys emblem of the 2nd Division, which fought at the Battle of Kohima to repel the Japanese advance into India during the Second World War. The Regiment shares its barracks with a public museum commemorating this crucial victory, and also fosters strong links with York Minster and the City of York for ceremonial occasions and duties within the city.

Support Squadron (Sp Sqn)

Support Squadron provides critical life support functions for engineering, transportation, medical, cryptographic and logistical services to enable the Regiment’s three Communications Squadrons to deploy and carry out their roles effectively. Personnel from Support Squadron deploy in direct support of the Communications Squadrons around the world, as well as maintaining personnel and equipment at high readiness.

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