2nd (National Communications) Signal Brigade

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2nd (National Communications) Signal Brigade
2nd Signal Brigade Badge.jpg
Badge of 2nd (National Communications) Signal Brigade
Active 1968-2012
Country  United Kingdom
Branch  British Army
Type Signals
Role Communications brigade
Size Brigade
Part of Force Troops Command
Garrison/HQ Corsham, Wiltshire
Engagements Gulf War

2nd Signal Brigade was an operational Brigade of the Royal Corps of Signals with a regular HQ, 1 regular regiment, and a number of Territorial Army signal regiments.

History[edit]

The brigade was established as 2nd Signal Group (Static Communications Network) in 1968; it became 2nd Signal Brigade in 1982 and, after being deployed during the Gulf War in 1990, became 2nd (National Communications) Signal Brigade in 1992.[1]

Following successive cuts by the Ministry of Defence, the number of Territorial Army (TA) signal regiments was reduced over several years. At the end of 2012[2] the Brigade was disbanded[3] and the majority of the units transferred to newly created 2nd Signal Group, 11th Signal Brigade.[4]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Lord, Cliff (2014). "The Royal Corps of Signals: Unit Histories of the Corps (1920-2001), and Its Antecedents". Helion & Co. p. 128. ISBN 978-1874622925. 
  2. ^ "News" (PDF). Royal Signals Association. Retrieved 20 August 2015. 
  3. ^ THE SIGNAL OFFICER IN CHIEF'S MESSAGE ON CHANGE FOR THE CORPS, dated 19 Sep 11.
  4. ^ "11th Signal Brigade". Ministry of Defence. Retrieved 20 August 2015.