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35 (South Midlands) Signal Regiment

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Active  1967 - 2009
Branch  Territorial Army
Size  Five Squadrons
Country  United Kingdom
Type  Royal Corps of Signals
35 (South Midlands) Signal Regiment
Role  Support regular army (ARRC) support

The 35th (South Midlands) Signal Regiment was a British Territorial Army regiment of the Royal Corps of Signals.

The Regiment consisted of five squadrons:

  • Support Squadron
  • 48 (City of Birmingham) Signal Squadron
  • 58 (Staffordshire) Signal Squadron
  • 89 (Warwickshire) Signal Squadron
  • 95 (Shropshire Yeomanry) Signal Squadron
  • The regiment's squadrons were all based in the Midlands of England: The Regimental Headquarters and Support Squadron, in Coventry. 48 Signal Squadron in Birmingham; 58 Signal Squadron in Newcastle-under-Lyme; 89 Signal Squadron in Rugby; and 95 Signal Squadron is based in Shrewsbury. The Regiment was supported by a Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) Light Aid Detachment (LAD). The LAD is responsible for maintaining and repairing the unit's vehicles and equipment, including its fleet of Land Rovers and the L85A2 rifle. Many members of the Regiment served alongside their regular counterparts on operations all over the world, including on Operation Herrick in Afghanistan and Operation TELIC in Iraq. The regiment provides support to the Allied Rapid Reaction Corps, and was part of 12 Signal Group.

    Disbandment

    As a result of the strategic review of reserves it was announced on 28 April 2009 that the regiment was to be disbanded

    The regiment's disbandment parade was held in Birmingham's Victoria Square on the morning of 28 September 2009.

    48 (City of Birmingham) Signal Squadron continues in service with 37 Signal Regiment at Redditch, part of 2nd (National Communications) Signal Brigade

    References

    35 (South Midlands) Signal Regiment Wikipedia


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