36 (Eastern) Signal Regiment

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36 (Eastern) Signal Regiment
Sigbadge.jpg
Active 1967 - 2010
Country United Kingdom
Branch 2 (NC) Signal Brigade
Type Combat Support
Regimental HQ Cambridge
Nickname(s) "Jimmies"
Motto(s) Certa Cito ("Swift and Sure")
Colours Sky Blue, Navy and Green
(Air, Sea and Land)
March Quick - Begone Dull Care
Slow - HRH (Princess Royal)
Mascot(s) Mercury (“Jimmy”)
Commanders
R. Signals Colonel in Chief The Princess Royal
Insignia
Tactical Recognition Flash Royal Signals TRF.svg

36 (Eastern) Signal Regiment was a Territorial Army regiment in the Royal Corps of Signals in the British Army. The regiment formed part of 2 (National Communications) Signal Brigade, providing military communications for national operations. It was disbanded effective 31 March 2010, with elements being subsumed by the 37th and 39th Signal Regiments

Organisation[edit]

The regiment comprised

Under the Strategic Review of the Reserves in April, 2009 the Regiment was downsized to a squadron, and became the 36 (East Anglian) Signal Squadron, based at Colchester, under 37 Signal Regiment based at Redditch. 36 (East Anglian) Signal Squadron comprises:

60 (Royal Buckinghamshire Hussars) Signal Squadron also downsized to 860 (Royal Buckinghamshire Hussars) Signal Troop and became part of the Berkshire Yeomanry, 94 Signal Squadron, under 39 (Skinners) Signal Regiment, at Bristol.

Both 860 Signal Troop at Aylesbury and 854 Signal Troop at Cambridge were removed from the Army's order of battle in the SDSR changes at the end of 2013, and in April 2014 907 Signal troop at Chelmsford moved from 68 (Inns of Court & City Yeomanry) Signal Squadron to 36 Signal squadron, allowing the squadron to be renamed as 36 (Essex Yeomanry) Signal Squadron.

Affiliations[edit]

36 (Eastern) Signal Regiment is affiliated with the Worshipful Company of Poulters and each year the Master presents the "Poulters Plate" to the best soldier in the Regiment.

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