Regiments
Of the Malta Garrison
Royal Corps
Of Signals

Royal Corps of Signals

The Royal Corps of Signals is responsible for army communications. It derives its origin from C Telegraph Troop Royal Engineers formed in 1870. This amalgamated with two Royal Engineers companies in 1884 to form the Telegraph Battalion Royal Engineers, and in 1908, the Royal Engineers Signal Service.

The Army Signallers became a Corps in 1920. It was granted the Royal prefix by King George V on 24 March 1921.

The badge adopted was the figure of Mercury, the mythological messenger of the gods, with his left hand holding the Caduceus, and the right hand poised aloft. The winged left foot rests on a globe, above which a scroll inscribed Certa Cito, (Information given quickly), and below on each side six laurel leaves, the whole ensigned with the Crown.

Royal Corps of Signals

1922 Royal Corps of Signals

Baptisms in the Barracca Garrison Church Valletta in 1922:

1923 Royal Corps of Signals

Signal Section: 1 Officer, 19 men

1924 Royal Corps of Signals

Signal Section: 1 Officer, 24 men

Baptisms at the Barracca Garrison Church Valletta in 1924:

1925 Royal Corps of Signals

Signal Section: 1 Officer, 19 men

Baptisms at the Barracca Garrison Church Valletta in 1925:

1928 Royal Corps of Signals

Signal Section: 1 Officer, 18 men

1930 Royal Corps of Signals

Signal Section: 2 Officers, 18 men

Baptisms at the Barracca Garrison Church Valletta in 1930:

1931 Royal Corps of Signals

Signal Section: 2 Officers, 17 men

1932 Royal Corps of Signals

Signal Section: 20 men

1933 Royal Corps of Signals

Signal Section: 20 men

Baptisms at the Barracca Garrison Church Valletta in 1933:

1934 Royal Corps of Signals

Signal Section: 2 officers and 19 men

1935 Royal Corps of Signals

Signal Section: 2 officers, 31 men

1936 Royal Corps of Signals

1937 Royal Corps of Signals

Baptisms at the Barracca Garrison Church Valletta in 1937:

1938 Royal Corps of Signals

Baptisms at the Barracca Garrison Church Valletta in 1938:

1939 Royal Corps of Signals

Signal Section: 3 officers, 43 men

1940 Royal Corps of Signals

Baptisms at the Barracca Garrison Church Valletta in 1940:

1941 Royal Corps of Signals

Baptisms at the Barracca Garrison Church Valletta in 1941:

1942 Royal Corps of Signals

1959 Royal Corps of Signals

Baptisms at St Oswald’s Chapel Mtarfa in 1959:

1961 Royal Corps of Signals

Baptisms at St Oswald’s Chapel Mtarfa in 1961:

1962 Royal Corps of Signals

Baptisms at St Oswald’s Chapel Mtarfa in 1962:

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