Queen's Gurkha Signals

Who we are

The Queen’s Gurkha Signals (QGS) is a regular unit of Royal Corps of Signals, one of the combat support arms of British Army. Together with the Queen’s Gurkha Engineers, the Queen’s Own Gurkha Logistic Regiment and the Royal Gurkha Rifles they form part of the Brigade of Gurkhas. QGS was formed during The Malayan Emergency to support the 17th Gurkha Division.

Queen's Gurkha Signals

Our Squadrons

The Queen's Gurkha Signals are formed 3 UK Squadrons.

  • 246 Squadron - Part of 2 Signal Regiment based in York. Supporting these troops are the Squadron Headquarters, Technical workshop and Motor Transport Departments
  • 248 Squadron - Part of 22 Signal Regiment based in Stafford, West Midlands
  • 250 Squadron - Provide command Support to Commander Joint Forces Operation and his Staff when deployed.

Overseas locations

We also have teams overseas:

  • Brunei Signal Troop   - Provides CIS support to British Forces Brunei including secure message services in support of the garrison
  • Nepal Signal Troop - Provides CIS support to HQ British Gurkhas Nepal and its units

Regimental Headquarters

Based at Gamecock Barracks Bramcote along with RHQ 30th Signal Regiment. Commander QG SIGNALS is also the Commanding Officer of 30th Signal Regiment.

They ensure the wider employment opportunities throughout Royal Signals. It also advises Royal Signals, HQ Brigade of Gurkhas and APC Glasgow on the employment of QG SIGNALS within the Corps.

RHQ is responsible for all Regimental matters and issues, particularly Gurkha Welfare and ensuring Regimental ethos and Kaida (traditions) are maintained.

RHQ QG SIGNALS is also responsible for organising events such as sport the Regimental birthday parade and annual reunion, Trailwalker UK, attestation and commissioning parades and the religious and other Nepali festivals celebrated each year within the regiment.

RHQ is also responsible for the introduction of new recruits into the Regiment, conducting initial training and allocating trades to individuals before they proceed to the Royal School of Signal (RSS) at Blandford for their trade training.