Royal Canadian Corps of Signals

Royal Canadian Corps Of Signals

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The Royal Canadian Corps of Signals (RCCS, RC Sigs) was a corps of the Canadian Army.

Major Wallace Bruce Matthews Carruthers established the corps in 1903, making it the first independent Signal Corps in the British Empire. As a matter of honour, King George V, the Canadian monarch bestowed on the permanent force portion of the organization the right to use the prefix royal before its name. Thus the CSC became the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals while the militia component was redesignated the Canadian Corps of Signals on 1 Aug 1921.

The crest of the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals consists of a circle, with a Kings Crown on top with the text Royal Canadian Corps of Signals around the edge. At the center of the circle is a Greek god Mercury . At the bottom is a ribbon with the text "Velox, Versutus, Vigilans" and eight maple leaves. The Royal Canadian Corps of Signals was responsible for land communication and signalling.

The Royal Canadian Corps of Signals was redesignated the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals on 29 Apr 1936. The Royal Canadian Corps of Signals was redesignated the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals on 22 Mar 1948. The Royal Canadian Corps of Signals reverted back to Royal Canadian Corps of Signals on 18 Apr 1955. Moir, J. S. History of the......
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