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18 (UKSF) signals Regiment
Created in 2005, along with the SFSG & SRR, 18 (UKSF) Signals Regiment is one of Britain's newest special forces units. It's remit is to provide signals support to other UKSF elements, such as the SAS and SBS.
Support provided by 18 (UKSF) Signals includes :
The Regiment contains other pre-existing UKSF signals units such as:
Other sub-units of 18(UKSF) Signals include:
Men of 18 (UKSF) Signals are highly trained in all aspects of communications. Since they may be expected to accompany UKSF units on operations, they are also trained in various specialised military techniques such as parachuting and escape and evasion.
The Royal Corps of Signals is part of the British Army. For a CD / info-pack full of tips on passing seelction for the British Army, click here.
18 (UKSF) Signals Selection
Selection for 18 (UKSF) Signals is open to all serving members within the UK military with the following qualifications :
A 5-day induction proceeds the main selection during which candidates get an idea of what to expect. Main selection comprises of a 24 week Special Forces Communicator (SFC) course, run in March,
18 (UKSF) Signals - Losses
Sadly, several 18 (UKSF) signallers have been lost in recent years
+ Special forces turn sights from Iraq to hunt terrorists in Britain
(news article that mentions the 18th (UKSF) Signal Regiment's role in domestic counter-terrorism)
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