Happy Birthday

On 24 October 1903, at the instigation of Major Bruce Carruthers, the Adjutant General of the Canadian Army issued General Order 167 which established a Signalling Corps ~ the first such organization in the British Empire ~ the British and other Imperial/Commonwealth armies didn’t follow suit until after the First World War. The new corps went through many reorganizations and name changes, eventually becoming the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals. In the 1960s the corps was absorbed into the unified Canadian Forces Communications and Electronics Branch …

… but in 2013 it reappeared, officially, as a corps within that branch.

For over 100 years the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals, under whatever name and wearing whichever badge, has been almost everywhere ~ in war and peace and something in between, at home and abroad …

… sometimes using tried and true methods, sometimes being at the very leading edge of technology … all because the Corps has always been able to attract some of Canada’s finest men and women into its ranks.

Published by Ted Campbell

Old, retired Canadian soldier, Conservative ~ socially moderate, but a fiscal hawk. A husband, father and grandfather. Published material is posted under the "Fair Dealing" provisions (§29) of the Copyright Act for the purposes of research, private study and education.

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