Territorial Army

Defence written question – answered on 6th September 2013.

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Photo of Chi Onwurah Chi Onwurah Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what (a) current and (b) former units within the Territorial Army have had expertise in signals and cyber/electronic warfare; and from which locations such units were recruited.

Photo of Andrew Robathan Andrew Robathan The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

The details of signals units in the Territorial Army prior to the changes under Army 2020 and those that will be part of the Army Reserve are shown in the following table:

Unit Sub Unit and Detachment Locations Pre Army 2020 Sub Unit and Detachment Locations Post Army 2020
32(nd) Signal Regiment Belfast Darlington East Kilbride Edinburgh Glasgow Hartlepool Liverpool Londonderry Manchester Aberdeen Belfast Dundee East Kilbride Edinburgh Glasgow Londonderry
     
37(th) Signal Regiment Birmingham Cambridge Cardiff Colchester Coventry Redditch Stratford upon Avon Birmingham Coventry Darlington Leeds Liverpool Manchester Nottingham Redditch Sheffield
     
38(th) Signal Regiment Aberdeen Banbury Bletchley Coulsdon Dundee Kingston upon Thames Leeds Nottingham Rugby Sheffield Withdrawn from the order of battle
     
39(th) Signal Regiment Aylesbury Brighton Bristol Eastbourne Gloucester Windsor Bath Bristol Cardiff Gloucester Windsor
     
71(st) (City of London) Yeomanry Signal Regiment Bexleyheath Chelmsford Lincolns Inn Southfields Uxbridge Whipps Cross Bexleyheath Chelmsford Colchester Coulsdon Lincolns Inn Uxbridge Whipps Cross

In addition, the following Reserve signals elements formed part of the Territorial Army and remain in the Army Reserves order of battle. These elements recruit nationally and will continue to do so. They are fully integrated into Regular Army regiments or Joint (tri-service) organisations as shown:

Sub-Unit Integrated with: Comment
81 Signal Squadron 10(th) Signal Regiment
Land Information Communications Support Group 15(th) Signal Regiment (Information Support)
Land Information Assurance Group Joint Cyber Unit (Reserves) Army contribution to tri-service unit
Joint Service Signals Unit (Reserves) Joint Service Signals Organisation Army contribution to tri-service unit

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