Army Reservists from 37th Signal Regiment had the great pleasure in welcoming the Corps Colonel-in-Chief HRH Princess Royal to their Regimental Headquarters at Kohima House, Redditch.

HRH receiving a brief on Trade Training by Officer Cadet Holmes

It was the perfect opportunity to showcase the technical capability of the Regiment and the career progression that Reserve soldiers follow.

During the visit the Regiment showcased themed stands for recruiting, basic military training, trade training and a range of equipment, from BOWMAN Radios and FALCON communications assets through to ICS technologies and cyber developments.

Then there was the opportunity to meet family members, before presenting a number of medals and awards to some proud individuals.

HRH presented six awards including three Volunteer Reserve Service Medals (VRSM) and one Clasp to:

Mrs Maggie Hughes – Imperial Service Medal
LCpl Deborah Barrett – VRSM
LCpl Hemming – VRSM
LCpl Kiel Vaughan – VRSM
Sgt Tracey Fleming – 2nd clasp to VRSM
Maj Sandra Hennis – CGS Commendation (for the Ice Maiden expedition across Antarctica)

LCpl receiving his VRSM  HRH departing the Regt following a great day and one that will live long in the memory






37th Signal Regiment’s Headquarters are based in Redditch, with further Midlands-based squadrons located Birmingham, Coventry, Stafford and Nottingham.

Their main role is to provide communications networks and infrastructure in support of UK and overseas operations.  To find out more about the regiment visit their Facebook page here or contact them on 01572 599314.

You can find out more about who the Army Reserve are and what role they play in Defence capabilities here.