ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
OFFICER'S FULL DRESS TUNIC
COLLAR & COLLAR BADGE
1946 - CURRENT
The above illustration is that of the Collar and Embroidered Collar Badge (Made by Firmin & Sons 2008 design) of an Officer's Full Dress Royal Corps of Signals Tunic which dates back to the original band dress approval by the Corps Dress Committee of 1926. This is now only worn by the Bandmaster and the Director of Music of the Corps and shows the 1946 pattern badge.
Other members of the Corps Band still wear the Scarlet Melton cloth tunic with blue overalls and red stripe, Wellington dress boots and swan necked spurs and not to be forgotten a Hussar Busby with black bag and scarlet plume. This form of dress relates to the fact that the Royal Corps of Signals are still in the Army Order of Precedence classed as Cavalry
The strength of the Band is now thirty five bandsmen/women with one commissioned officer who is the Director of Music and one Warrant Officer Class 1 who is the Bandmaster.
I have taken this opportunity to display the Officer's Full Dress Tunic as worn by the Director of Music from January 2009 Captain David Barringer and the Bandmaster from July 2008 until July 2010 WO1 Colin Hales. The Bandmaster as from 1st August 2010 is WO1 Claire Milgate.