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John Sliz 29-01-04 22:41

Wireless `N' section
 
In Jean Bouchery's book on the Cdn. Soldier, he has the breakdown of a Signals group. It goes from A to M in the listing of sections and goes into detail of each. Great!
Of course, I come across a `N' section attached to a Fd. Coy., RCE. This document is in the Standing Orders for a Fd. Coy, RCE.
It consisted of one vehicle and 3 RCCS personel. Is there an expert on the Signal Corps out there? Could the `N' just be a typo and it should really be `M'?
Thanks!
John

Mark W. Tonner 29-01-04 23:38

Re: 'N' Section
 
John;

Organization of Infantry Division Signals (WE II/219/1):

HQ Company:

'Q' Section - Admn
'M' Section - Tech Maint

No. 1 Company:

'A' Section - Main Div HQ (Wireless)
'B' Section - Rear Div HQ (Wireless)
'C' Section - Cable
'D' Section - Dispatch Riders
'O' Section - Signals Office

No. 2 Company:

'E' Section - Fd Regt (RCA)
'F' Section - Fd Regt (RCA)
'G' Section - Fd Regt (RCA)
'H' Section - HQ, RCA

No. 3 Company:

'R' Section - Recce Regt
'J' Section - Inf Bde
'K' Section - Inf Bde
'L' Section - Inf Bde
'N' Section - RCE

Hope this answers your question regarding 'N' Section.

Cheers :)

John Sliz 30-01-04 17:37

Perfect!
I'm really glad that you didn't find this in Canada's Fighting Vehicles! I don't think that I could have handled that .
So, it seems that Mr Bouchery made a mistake in his book. He has it listed as `M' section.
Thanks!

Jon Skagfeld 30-01-04 19:47

Signal organization
 
Mark: you beat me to the response!

John Sliz: There are, unfortunately, many errata in Bouchery's book.

Mark W. Tonner 30-01-04 19:52

Re: Signal organization
 
Quote:

Originally posted by Jon Skagfeld
Mark: you beat me to the response!

John Sliz: There are, unfortunately, many errata in Bouchery's book.

Jon, what can I say, the Infantrymen work while the Signallers snooze.....:p ...Roger Out. :D

Cheers :)

Jon Skagfeld 30-01-04 20:40

Infantry vs Signals
 
Hey, Mark...if it wasn't for Signals, how would you ground pounders get your rats, water, ammo, if not by transmitted Adreps?

Don't forget also that Sigs are considered both an Arm and a Service.

Nulli Secundus, Pro Patria, Velox Versutus Vigilans, Victoria Rex Imperatore, Honi Soit Qui Mal y Pense...etc, etc, etc.

Keep your flag at full staff!

Bob Moseley (RIP) 30-01-04 23:43

Sigs Speak
 
Bob to Mark - long message to follow - over

Mark to Bob - send over

Bob to Mark - if you wish to use signals parlance please use the following.

Roger means "I understand"

Over means " I expect a response"

Roger Over means "I understand and I expect a response"

Out means "end of message, no further response required"

Roger Out means "I understand, no further response required"

Your response to
Quote:

Jon, what can I say, the Infantrymen work while the Signallers snooze.
should have just been Out

End of message - over

Mark to Bob - Roger Out

The term Wilco is often used and means "I will comply"

And finally the Signaller's motto is

"Think before you speak"

followed by the rapid learning of the phonetic alphabet which one finishes up reciting in ones sleep.

BTDT - Bob

Mark W. Tonner 31-01-04 00:38

Re: Sigs Speak
 
Bob this is Mark - message over
Bob - send over

Quote:

Originally posted by Bob Moseley
followed by the rapid learning of the phonetic alphabet which one finishes up reciting in ones sleep.
Mark message - you mean like ALFA, BRAVO, CHARLIE, DELTA, ECHO, FOXTROT, etc..... I may be retired now and my voice procedure is a little rusty, but some things you never forget, message ends, Out. :p ;)

Cheers :)

Bob Moseley (RIP) 31-01-04 01:47

Sigs Speak
 
Mark

Roger Wilco Over and Out

I heard that plenty of times, don't you just hate it.

Bob


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