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The Queen’s Gurkha Signals

The Queen’s Gurkha Signals (QGS) is a regular unit of Royal Corps of Signals, one of the combat support arms of British Army.

Together with the Queen’s Gurkha Engineers, the Queen’s Own Gurkha Logistic Regiment and the Royal Gurkha Rifles they form part of the Brigade of Gurkhas. QGS was formed during the Malayan Emergency to support the 17th Gurkha Division.

There are currently a number of QGS units:

  • Regimental HQ – Based at Gamecock Barracks Bramcote along with RHQ 30th Signal Regiment. Commander QG SIGNALS is also the Commanding Officer of 30th Signal Regiment.They ensure the wider employment opportunities throughout Royal Signals. It also advises Royal Signals, HQ Brigade of Gurkhas and APC Glasgow on the employment of QG SIGNALS within the Corps.RHQ is responsible for all Regimental matters and issues, particularly Gurkha Welfare and ensuring Regimental ethos and Kaida (traditions) are maintained. RHQ QG SIGNALS is also responsible for organising events such as sport the Regimental birthday parade and annual reunion, Trailwalker UK, attestation and commissioning parades and the religious and other Nepali festivals celebrated each year within the regiment.RHQ is also responsible for the introduction of new recruits into the Regiment, conducting initial training and allocating trades to individuals before they proceed to the Royal School of Signal (RSS) at Blandford for their trade training.
  • 246 Signal Squadron
    One of the field squadrons under 2 Signal Regiment based in York. Supporting these troops are the Squadron Headquarters, Technical workshop and Motor Transport Departments.
  • 247 Signal Squadron
  • 248 Signal Squadron
    One of the field squadrons serving with 22 Signal Regiment based in Stafford, West Midlands.
  • 249 Signal Squadron
    Based in Bulford as part of 3rd (United Kingdom) Division Signal Regiment.
  • 250 Signal Squadron
    Provide command Support to Commander Joint Forces Operation (CJFO) and his Staff when deployed, in order to enable the Command and Control (C2) of joint Task Forces at the small and medium scale.
  • Brunei Signal Troop
    Provides CIS support to British Forces Brunei including secure message services in support of the garrison.
  • Nepal Signal Troop
    Provides CIS support to HQ British Gurkhas Nepal and its units
  • Plus a number of small teams supporting the Army around the world

Queen’s Gurkha Signals Association

President Major General J J Cole OBE
Chariman Lieutenant Colonel M R Complin (Mike)
Association Secretary Lieutenant Colonel Yambahadur Rana
Trust Treasurer Colonel R J Watts MBE (Taff)

QGSA Website

The Queen’s Gurkha Signals association also have a website so we invite you to take a look.

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