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.RHQ ensures the wider employment opportunities throughout Royal Signals for officers and soldiers in liaison with HQ BG and APC Glasgow.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 religous 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 Schoolof 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.
- 248 Signal Squadron
- One of the field squadrons serving with 22 Signal Regiment based in Stafford, West Midlands.
- 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 ncluding 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
The Queen’s Gurkha Signals association also have a website so we invite you to take a look.