39 (Skinners) Signal Regiment (V)
- RHQ - Horfield, Bristol.
The Regiment has existed in its current form since 1995 when like most TA Signals Regiments it got stirred round a bit. This involved relocating its RHQ from London to Bristol and when the music stopped it had a brand new set of squadrons.
With Squadron titles like that lot there's tons of good history from the predecessor units - including plenty of battle honours, the first Territorial killed in WW1, a VC winner and a Yeomanry history to rival that of another well-known TA Signal Regiment. However I'll let someone who knows more about it than me add the details. If they don't then maybe I'll come back to do it later.
The Regiment used to be associated with carting horse box style trailers (NCRS) behind Land Rovers, and reaching a max speed of 10 KPH up hill (Flat out), thus causing major traffic jams and angry motorists. Luckily NCRS doesn't get too many outings any more - in fact quite a few of the horse boxes have been mothballed away - hopefully we'll never see them again.
All this being said a good unit to join, if you want some weekends away and wish to learn new things.