The Royal New Zealand Signals Corps
(RNZSigs) provides, co-ordinates and operates the communications networks
of the New Zealand Army
The role of RNZSigs is "To support other Arms by providing Communication Information System required for Command and Control of Units, Formations and Administrative installations in a theater of Operations and in the New Zealand support area."
Modern signal equipment is essential to the army
, demanding skilled operators and technicians. Because communications must be maintained even under the worst of conditions, signallers must be expert tradespeople. They must also accept a high degree of personal responsibility because the lives of soldiers can often rely on the fast and accurate transmission of battlefield information.
The Corps comprises systems engineers
who configure and implement networks, information systems operators
who maintain and operate networks, and communication system operators
who operate all sorts of communications equipment and process signals traffic over voice
The Corps consist of two regular squadrons
. The first is the 2 Signal Squadron
, which includes 3 troops, Headquarters, and a Q-Store made up of Regular Force personnel. The second one is the 3 Signals Squadron Royal New Zealand Corps of Signals
There is also an Army Reserve signal squadron, known as 1 Signal Squadron, based in Auckland which consist 1 troop and is made up of Army Reserve personnel from throughout the... Read More