RAF Signals Command

Summary

Royal Air Force Signals Command
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Active3 November 1958–1 January 1969
CountryUnited Kingdom United Kingdom
BranchEnsign of the Royal Air Force.svg Royal Air Force
TypeCommand
Rolecontrolling Signals activity
Motto(s)Aetherem Vincere (To conquer the upper air)[1]

Signals Command was the British Royal Air Force's command responsible for control of signals units from 1958 to 1969. It was based at RAF Medmenham near Marlow, Buckinghamshire.

History

The Command was formed on 3 November 1958 by raising No. 90 Group to Command status.[2] It was a relatively short-lived Command, lasting only until 1 January 1969, when it was absorbed by Strike Command by being reduced to group status.[2] It had five Air Officers Commanding during its existence.

In 2006, various elements of the RAF Signals trades and sections were combined at RAF Leeming to form No. 90 Signals Unit with the same badge and motto as No. 90 (Signals) Group and Signals Command.[3]

Aircraft

Commanders in Chief

See also

References

Citations

  1. ^ Pine, L.G. (1983). A dictionary of mottoes (1 ed.). London: Routledge & Kegan Paul. p. 5. ISBN 0-7100-9339-X.
  2. ^ a b Air of Authority - A History of RAF Organisation - RAF Home Commands formed between 1958 - 2002 Archived 5 July 2014 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "RAF - Homepage". www.raf.mod.uk. Retrieved 24 July 2017.
  4. ^ a b c d e f Thetford 1995, p. 46.

Bibliography

  • Thetford, O (1995). Aircraft of the Royal Air Force since 1918. London, UK: Putnam Aeronautical Books. ISBN 0-85177-865-8.

External links

  • History of the RAF Signals Service, 1945 - 1975 Purported book in preparation.
Preceded by
No. 90 Group
Group raised to command status
Signals Command
1958–1969
Succeeded by