Second World War: Royal Canadian Corps of Signals (RCCS), Korean War and Cold War

First Army Signals, Royal Canadian Corps of Signals (RCCS)

1st Air Support Signals Unit

Nos. 1, 2 & 3 Special Wireless Sections

Royal Canadian Corps of Signals (RCCS)

Once upon a time...back in the day, the author served as a Radio Operator (RadOp) in 723 Communications Squadron, Halifax Nova Scotia (1971-1972)

This is a collection of historical Royal Canadian Corps of Signals (RCCS) photos found in the LAC files.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3259902)

Signals Centre of the 5th Canadian Armoured Division near Castelnuovo, Italy, 17 March 1944.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3405830)

Personnel of 1st Canadian Army Signals, Royal Canadian Corps of Signals (RCCS), Zeddam, Netherlands, 4 April 1945.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3405827)

Signalman J.T. Prime of 1st Canadian Army Signals, Royal Canadian Corps of Signals (RCCS), operating a local radio receiver and remote unit, Zeddam, Netherlands, 4 April 1945.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3534713)

Dispatch rider of the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals (RCCS) riding a Norton motorcycle during a 4th Canadian Armoured Division training exercise, Aldershot, England, 11 January 1943.  

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3228795)

Dispatch rider Private J.W. King (left), who is riding a Harley-Davidson motorcycle, accepts a pigeon message from Corporal J. Hanley, Royal Canadian Corps of Signals (R.C.C.S.), England, 10 February 1943.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3223985)

Canadian Officers Training Corps at Royal Canadian School of Signals. Officer Cadet G.W. Procter and some of his comrades take motorcycle instruction.  23 June 1950.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3202816)

Signalman F. Roy of the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals (R.C.C.S.), 9th Canadian Infantry Brigade, stringing wires for a signals exchange, Normandy, France, 24 June 1944.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3251023)

A lineman of the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals laying a telephone line, Boulogne, France, 19 September 1944.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3226718)

Royal Canadian Signal Corps soldiers installing communication lines near the French city of  Caen, Normandy, 9 July 1944.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3258518)

Signalman F.R.J. Savage of the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals (R.C.C.S.) and the 9th Canadian Infantry Brigade reads the inscription on a plaque dedicated to an unknown British soldier buried on 9-10 November 1920. Boulogne, France, 19 September 1944.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3520261)

Member of the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals looking over destroyed German Jagdpanther self-propelled gun, Northwest Europe, 15 Mar 1945.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3208401)

German and Canadian telephone link up with German Major K. Henninger, German Signals, and Sgt. J. Steacy, 1 Canadian Corps Signals, in no-mans-land, 5 May 1945.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3262713)

Signalman J.A. Knirchk, Royal Canadian Corps of Signals (RCCS), 4th Canadian Armoured Division, stringing a line on a statue, Eikelenberg, Belgium, 23 October 1944.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4283557)

Canadian Signalmen in Australia - Members of a Canadian special wireless group training for action in the Pacific now stationed in Brisbane, Australia, are cheerful despite the hottest March weather in 42 yrs. Shown here are: Sgmn. R. Montreuil, Sgmn. J.G. Groome, Sgmn. L. Exelby, Sgmn. E.A. Lowe and Sgmn. J. Taylor, c1944-1945.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4283559)

Members of a Canadian special wireless group, training in Brisbane, Australia, for action in the Pacific, are cheerful despite the hottest March in 42 yrs. Shown here testing Canadian radio equipment in Australia are: Sgmn J.P. Trottier, and Sgmn Maywood, 1944-1945.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4235503)

RCCS, 1961 Summer Concentration, Cpl James W. Carter testing the telephone and carrier lines in preparation for the summer concentration exercises, Camp Gagetown, New Brunswick.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4235426)

RCCS, summer concentration, Camp Gagetown, New Brunswick, 1963.