Welcome to RCSigs.ca, the RC Sigs Militaria Web Site, a site dedicated to capturing, preserving and sharing the rich history of the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals and its antecedents. The site has a large body of information and images dealing with history, units, regulations, uniforms, insignia, places, equipment and just about anything else related to the Canadian Signal Corps. Feel free to start exploring using the side menu and follow your interest through the site. A search function is also available to locate information if you're not sure where to find it.
Readers may be particularly interested in the following featured content:
- As a follow on to the Graves of our Fallen Project, this goal of this project is to research and document the stories of those on the Signals Honour Roll. In support of the Netherlands 2021 trip and in concert with efforts underway in the Netherlands, the initial focus of the project is to capture the stories of those buried in Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery, Bergen-op-Zoom Canadian War Cemetery and the adjacent Bergen-op-Zoom War Cemetery and Holten Canadian War Cemetery. Doing research on a specific person is a perfect way to contribute and to get to know our fallen better.
- A project to capture all those who served in unit Command Teams (COs, RSMs / SSMs / SWOs as well as Honorary Colonels / Honorary Lieutenant-Colonels), including their names and the years in which they served. While there is an effort to capture all such lists for C&E related units, the first batch to be specifically targeted are the CFCS/CFCC related Command Lists. Please see the CFCS/CFCC Command Lists Project page for details and to find out how you can help!
- A project has been launched to develop a comprehensive Signals Honour Roll of those who lost their lives as a result of their service and to collect photographs of their gravestones. Please see the Graves of our Fallen Project page for details and to find out how you can help!
- A project to capture details of memorials dedicated to C&E personnel and events. The aim is to gather information about any relevant monuments, plaques, cairns, markers, buildings, streets, windows, equipment, gardens, walkways, gates, etc. Please check out the register and contribute!
- Honours and Awards
- One of the recent focuses of new content has been to capture the lists of recipients of various medals, honours and awards. Signals personnel have provided distinguished service and have been recognized for their contributions. See Honours and Awards to Signals Personnel to see what has been generated so far.
- A project to capture the history of the Northwest Territories and Yukon Radio System was undertaken by Michael Martin in 1999. Over the years he's done a fantastic job of building up www.nwtandy.rcsigs.ca and we all owe him a huge debt of gratitude. When Micheal was looking for someone to pass the torch to I offered to integrate his content with this, the main site and I am slowly tackling the daunting task. A NWT&Y portal has been created within this site to keep the material viewable in it's familiar format and as a collection. Please check it out and let me know what you think.
- Communications really came of age in the Great War of 1914-18. The Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), along with their Allies, made great advances during this period with the introduction of new equipment and ideas. This portal provides a point to start exploring this important era of Canadian Signals.
Have information, photos or knowledge to share? Contributions to the site are welcome and will be fully credited. With the growing scope of the site, contributions are key to ensuring all aspects of Canadian Signals are addressed. If you'd like to provide material or otherwise help improve the site don't hesitate to become involved in this important endeavor.