73rd Anniversary of D-Day

 6th June 2017 and members travelled to the National Memorial Arboretum for the memorial service of the Normandy Campaign and to see one of our members, Pat Constance, recieve the Legion of Honour (Ordre national de la Légion d'honneur) from the French Consul, along with 16 other Normandy Veterans.
The NVA members gather in the NMA main hall The Memorial Normandy Veterans gather at the memorial Normandy Veterans gather at the memorial
Pat and his wife The damp weather didn't daunt these veterans The damp weather didn't daunt these veterans Standards march on
The French Consul The Memorial Normandy Veterans gather at the memorial
Heading out of the rain to the NMA Chapel Lest we forget Veterans in the NMA Chapel waiting to recieve thier Legion of Honours The French Consul
The Legion of Honour (Ordre national de la Légion d'honneur) Pat recieves his Legion of Honour from the French Consul Pat recieves his Legion of Honour from the French Consul
The Legion of Honour (Ordre national de la Légion d'honneur)
Pat with his Legion of Honour (Ordre national de la Légion d'honneur)
Pat with his wife, daughters & Derek Wood (Branch President) Pat with his wife & daughters

 Signalman Harry Archer

On the 24th January 2020 four members attended the investiture of the Order of the Legion of Honour (Ordre national de la Légion d'honneur) to Signalman Harry Archer, who landed on Gold Beach on D Day. The presentation was made at the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight at RAF Coningsby by Group Captain Mark Flewin, the Station Commander. A investiture was also made to mid upper gunner of Lancasters, Bert Hammond.
Bert Hammond recieves his medal
Harry, receiving his medal Harry, receiving his medal An emotional moment, as Harry remembers his comrades
Harry & Bert with family and friends Branch members, Derek Wood, David Hambidge, John Hudson & Ben Revell, with Harry Harry Archer. Harry was one of the first Royal Signals to land on Gold Beach and in fact eventually connected up the undersea cables to allow direct communications with London.
David Hambidge, John Hudson & Derek Wood, chatting to Harry's relatives

 

Aims of the Association

The Royal Signals Association (RSA) was formed in 1920 at the birth of the Corps from the Royal Engineers.

The objects of The Association are:

To provide comfort and relief either generally or individually to past and present signallers and their dependants who are in conditions of need hardship or distress.

To foster comradeship and morale within the corps family, both serving and retired.

Contact the RSA

The Address for all Royal Signals Association matters is:
Royal Signals Association,
RHQ Royal Signals,
Blandford Camp,
DORSET.
DT11 8RH
Tel: 01258-482090