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Funeral Service

The celebration of the life of Lt Col Michael Butler MBE will be held at St Mary Bourne Church, Andover SP11 6AU on 25th May 2018 at 1600 hrs, followed by a wake at the Bourne Valley Inn at 1700 hrs. To assist with catering, please email the numbers of those who would like to attend to rsa@royalsignals.org by 21 May 2018.

Ray Wilson who played in the England team winning squad for the World Cup has died recently.  He served in the Corps as a National Serviceman between 1953 and 1955.  His obituary can be read on-line in The Guardian Another article can be seen in the Daily Telegraph  

Last Post - Paying our respects to Corps members who have sadly passed away . Click to expand

We are always grateful to families and friends for providing us with information about the passing of serving and retired members of The Royal Corps of Signals. Names are also added to the Corps online Memorial Book.

2017 – 18

RankSurnameForenameDate of Death (Year/Month)ServiceRemarks
ColCarsonMike2018/051963-92
SgtAstellThomas2018/051953-77
Lt ColHryhorukPeter2018/051971-06
CplFlemingMick2018/041962-77
Lt ColButler MBEMike2018/041945-98
WO2SargentRichard2018/041963-??
LCplCrossleyPeter2018/041950-??
Lt ColWoodWilliam2018/041951-77
WO2SmithTrevor2018/041943-75Leeds Branch
SigDixonFred2018/041942-47Newark & Mansfield Branch
WO1CairnsJohn2018/041950-72
LCplWebsterDerrick2018/041953-68Newark & Mansfield Branch
WO1ChapmanMartin2018/031972-95
CplJacksonGeorge2018/031952-70
SigFlemingJohn2018/031939-46Eastbourne Branch
SSgtSelmesKenneth2018/031938-60
SgtAitchisonIain2018/031949-??Bristol Branch
LCplWardleJohn2018/031949-51
WO2PalmerMalcolm2018/031959-83
WO1MacDonaldColin2018/031965-88
CaptRendle TDJo2018/021956-67
SigKellyBernie2018/021952-53Bedford Branch
CplKielyBrian2018/021959-78
SgtWrightJoe2018/021943-47Eastbourne Branch
SigBryantDoug2018/021957-59
Lt ColO'ConnorMichael2018/021948-75
LtWoods (nee Hickey)Bridget2018/021955-58WRAC
CplUptonDave2018/021962-86Dorset Branch
Lt ColPooleDerek2018/021950-85
WO1FisherBrian2018/021947-72
ColBlessington OBE JP DLChris2018/021960-89
ColMyhill OBE TDPeter2018/021953-88
SgtThorleyDave2018/021967-80
SgtWoolfordLeslie2018/021940-46
CplWatkinsTom2018/021960-73
MajSchofield MBEGordon2018/021946-78
CplWhiteClifford2018/021941-46
LCplSpencerThomas2018/021943-57
SgtFinchamPeter2018/021949-59
WO1SurchCharles2018/021949-71Bristol Branch
CplDicksonPhilip2018/021961-87Liverpool Branch
LCplDodsworthRichard2018/021964-77
SigKeysCliff2018/021963-66
Lt ColBlackwell CBEBrian2018/011958-79
WO1OrmondEric2018/011947-84
LCplAndersonGeorge2018/011957-66
SgtHarriganPatrick2018/011965-87
MajHandyJohn2018/011944-67
SSgtChiplingJohn2018/011948-71
CplSprottJim2018/011951-61Lincoln Branch
SigAndrewsTom2018/011946-49
LtSkeltonBenjamin2018/011943-48
SigEganJohnny2018/011942-47Air Frm Sigs OCA
WO1TaylorStan2018/011967-901960s 16 Sig Regt Reunion Club
ColCrombie OBEDick2018/011972-05QGS Assn
CplPyperLorraine2018/011973-80Northern Ireland Branch
Lt ColGoodman OBE BEM"Benny"2018/011948-87
LtCogganDorothy2018/011942-45
SigClutterbuckFrederick2018/011939-42
SigMullisTom2018/011957-60
MajBurns"Robbie"2018/011949-81
WO1RiddellAndy (Taff)2018/011948-74Loughborough Branch
SigHazeldenKenneth2017/121945-48
LCplRosePhilip (Pip)2017/121970-92
Lt ColHoneymanJock2017/121978-13
LCplArrowsmithBrian2017/121952-54Chesterfield Branch
WO1BanksJames2017/121953-75Lincoln Branch
CplPalmerTony2017/121961-1970
SigLucasIan2017/121951-55
SSgtSpinksMick (Michael)2017/121962-84
SigAtkinHarold (Harry)2017/121939-42
SigMundayLou2017/121943-46Aldershot Branch
SigLloydGeoffrey2017/121939-46
MajForsterPeter2017/121969-91Newcastle Branch
CaptCarter MBE TDEileen2017/121957-8931 SR Assn, Middx Yeomanry Asss
MajChappellDavid2017/121941-773 Div Reunion Club
SigHodgesJack2017/121948-50Bristol Branch
LCplBourkeWilliam2017/061968-79South Staffs Branch
UKHoffman (nee Cullen)Patricia2017/051939-46

Royal Corps of Signals Memorial Book

The Corps Memorial Book is open to anyone wishing set up a ‘celebration page’ in memory of a loved one or friend. The opportunity is also there to make a donation to the Royal Signals Benevolent Fund in memory of someone special.

The National Memorium Arboretum - Click to expand
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37th Signal Regiment On completion of their RSA fund raising challenge at The NMA July 2016

The National Memorial Arboretum (NMA) is the UK’s year-round centre of Remembrance; a spiritually uplifting place which honours the fallen, recognises service and sacrifice, and fosters pride in our country. It is a living and lasting memorial occupying 150 acre site adjacent to the confluence of the River Tame with the River Trent.

An Act of Remembrance is held daily in the Chapel on the site and throughout the year many services take place at Corps, Regiment and Organisation plots. An annual service is held at the Armed Forces Memorial at the centre of the site on Remembrance Sunday.

The Royal Corps of Signals Memorial, funded by donations from individuals and Royal Signals Association branches was officially unveiled by our Colonel in Chief, HRH The Princess Royal on 20 May 2008 in the presence of more than 1,000 past and present members of the Corps. The Corps is most grateful to those who kindly made a donation. The memorial was further enhanced in the summer of 2011 by the addition of surrounding stonework and a low wall. The Royal Signals Benevolent Fund continues to maintain the Corps plot and welcomes donations to further this work.

Further Information

Further information about the Arboretum may be obtained from:
The National Memorial Arboretum, Croxall Road, ALREWAS, Staffordshire DE13 7AR Tel: 01283-792333 or visit the web site at www.nationalmemorialarboretum.org

Corps Memorial Book Entry

Please use the form below to request that an entry is added to the book

Corps Memorial Book Entry

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