Royal Engineers Signal Service
In 1908 the Royal Engineers Signal Service was formed and provided for the army’s signalling throughout the First World War (1914-18). The Service provided motorcycle dispatch riders and later wireless set communications though most messages were passed via telephone, heliograph and flags.
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RE Signal Service Territorial Force
Volunteer units have existed for centuries, but in 1908 they were merged to form the Territorial Force. Members of the Territorial Force were mobilised in the First World War and served alongside the regular army. The RE Signal Service had a great many Territorial troops and below are a couple of examples of Territoraia RE Signal Service titles. In 1920 the Territorial Force units were formed into the Territorial Army (TA).