21 Signal Regiment
Based outside of the city of Bath, 21 Signal Regiment provides essential combat command support and communications services to 1 Armoured Infantry Brigade, as they transition to become the Army’s first STRIKE Brigade. The Regiment is continually committed to operations, from supporting NATO to UK resilience tasks.
STRIKE Signallers of 21 Signal Regiment undertake a broad range of communicator roles.
Their roles include:
- Information Services Engineer
- Networks Engineers
- Supply Chain Operative
- Power Engineer
- Armoured Troop Commander
As STRIKE Signallers, soldiers of 21 Signal Regiment must be robust, resilient and adaptable. To ensure this support is effectively delivered the Regiment utilises a wide range of the Corps’ capabilities::These include:
- Tactical Communication Systems
- Wide Area Networks
- Beyond Line Of Sight
- Operational Information Systems
With its rich and varied history, 21 Signal Regiment can trace its roots back to the Second World War as an Air Formation Signals unit; its technological prestige earning itself the Bristol Beaufighter as its regimental emblem – the most advanced fighter-bomber of the war.
After a lengthy history stationed in West Germany supporting the British Army of the Rhine, the Regiment moved to the UK in the mid 1990s. Here it became Defence’s only Air Formation Signals unit, and supported the Joint Helicopter Command throughout the Iraq and Balkans campaigns.
In recent years STRIKE communicators have operationally deployed to Afghanistan, Iraq, Estonia and South Sudan, and undertaken exercises in Germany, Canada, the United States and Oman. They have also supported UK operations, notably during the COVID-19 pandemic.
21 Signal Regiment is located in Colerne, Wiltshire, just outside of the historic City of Bath. The Regiment has a strong affiliation with Bath, having been awarded the Freedom of the City following operations in Afghanistan in 2011