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PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2005 21:34 pm 
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Wondering if anyone has information regarding the 2nd Rangers and radio equipment. Did the unit have a signal corp member attached?

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Batt Hq would not be much different from any other......coms pl consisted of.....

coms off 1st lt,
coms chief s/sgt,

messanger section,
mess centre chief sgt,
code clerk t5-mess pvts,

wire sect,
wire chief sgt,
tele and telegraph lineman t5,
" " " " pvt
switch board op t5,
"" "" pvt

radio and visual section
radio&visual chief sgt
radio op x3 t4
radio repair man t4

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Thanks for that, so I take it that it would be ok for a ranger to wear signal corp collar insignia on his class A's and signal corp piping on his garrison cap? Can find very little out about this on web and so thought better check with the more knowledgable amongst you :wink:


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I would say on class "A" that all signal corps stuff would be worn as well as the unit there seving with..ie ranger airborne armour etc...


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Just to echo what Big Dave says quite correctly.......irrespective of unit...the individual would have worn his branch of service collardogs

for example armored artillerymen although attached to an armored unit wore the division shoulder patch but would have worn artillery red piping on their caps and cross cannons collardogs.

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Hi there, just found this post and it really caught my interest, so a ranger radioman would wear a signal corps garrison cap with the signal corps definitive piping??

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Hi Scott,

not neccesarily. There were Rangers who were trained to use radio equipment in all the companies so if you were a company radio operator then it would just be standard Infantry collar discs and piped garrison. You would have been trained to be a Ranger and then given input on your relevant trade. Many of the HQ Company guys were radio trained and signals trained (i.e. morse and flags for semaphore)

There were however some signals guys attached to the Rangers at various points when they formed part of the many task forces for Brittany with the TD units, Hurtgen and later in Germany when they linked up with the Cavalry units but these were'nt Rangers, just attached and I'm sure they retained their individual unit SSI etc

Hope this helps,

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Hi Scott,

not neccesarily. There were Rangers who were trained to use radio equipment in all the companies so if you were a company radio operator then it would just be standard Infantry collar discs and piped garrison. You would have been trained to be a Ranger and then given input on your relevant trade. Many of the HQ Company guys were radio trained and signals trained (i.e. morse and flags for semaphore)

There were however some signals guys attached to the Rangers at various points when they formed part of the many task forces for Brittany with the TD units, Hurtgen and later in Germany when they linked up with the Cavalry units but these were'nt Rangers, just attached and I'm sure they retained their individual unit SSI etc

Hope this helps,

Cheers Dave


Cheers mate! :mrgreen: This helps a lot! :D

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Pleasure Scott,

Glad to be of help mate.

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