CORPS MEMORANDA NO 3

CORPS APPOINTMENTS

 

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Index

 

General Representative Colonel Commandant Colonels Commandant Directors of the Corps
Corps Regimental Sergeant Major ANNEX A - Representative Colonel Commandant ANNEX B - Colonels Commandant ANNEX C - Directors of the Corps
ANNEX D - Corps Regimental Sergeant Majors

 

General

301. The senior corps appointments include the Director of Signals - Army, the Representative Colonel Commandant and the Colonels Commandant for each Defence Region.

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Representative Colonel Commandant

302. A Representative Colonel Commandant will be nominated annually from among the Colonels Commandant, in accordance with the Manual of Personnel Administration. A list of past and present Representative Colonels Commandant is attached as Annex A.

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Colonels Commandant

303. Colonels Commandant of RA Sigs are to be appointed and are to function in accordance with instructions contained in the Manual of Personnel Administration. A list of past and present Colonels Commandant of the Corps is attached as Annex B.

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Directors of the Corps

304. The title of the senior RA Sigs appointment in the Corps has been altered to meet the re-organisation of the Army and increased roles of the Corps. At various times the title has been:

a. Staff Officer (Communications) Army Headquarters,

b. Signals Officer in Chief,

c. Director of Signals - Army,

d. Director of Communications - Army, and

e. Director of Signals - Army.

305. A list of the names of the RA Sigs Officers who have served in the appointments shown above is attached as Annex C.

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Corps Regimental Sergeant Major

306. The position of the Corps Regimental Sergeant Major was established on 7 Jan 1993. The role of the Corps RSM is to provide the senior-most officer in the Corps with a conduit to the soldiers not encumbered by the staff process. The Corps RSM also provides a direct link between senior officers in the Corps and the soldiers at all levels. Through him, senior soldiers in the Corps can contribute, from their experience, to the development of Corps policy. He also provides one of the paths for the presentation of Corps views to the RSM-A. A list of the names of Sergeant Majors who have served as Corps RSM is attached as Annex D.

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ANNEX A TO
CORPS MEMORANDUM NO 3


REPRESENTATIVE COLONELS COMMANDANT OF RA SIGS

Serial Name Appointed Terminated
1. MAJGEN R. Kendall, CBE 4 Apr 57 3 Apr 59
2. BRIG H.H. Edwards, CBE, ED 4 Apr 59 5 Sep 59
3. MAJGEN C.H. Simpson, CBE, MC, VD 7 Sep 59 31 Dec 60
4. BRIG J.H. Thyer, CBE, DSO 1 Jan 61 31 Dec 61
5. BRIG C.H. Kappe, OBE 1 Jan 62 31 Dec 62
6. COL CL. Southwell, OBE, ED 1 Jan 63 31 Dec 63
7. BRIG J.H. Thyer, CBE, DSO 1 Jan 64 31 Dec 64
8. BRIG C.H. Kappe, OBE 1 Jan 65 31 Dec 65
9. COL H.C. Foulkes, ED 1 Jan 66 20 Jun 67
10. BRIG L.H. Ferrar, ED 27 Feb 68 30 Apr 69
11. COL S.A. Embling, ED 1 May 69 30 Jun 70
12. COL W.G. Clementson, OBE 1 Jul 70 31 Mar 73
13. COL A. G Brayne, OBE 1 Apr 73 30 Apr 75
14. BRIG K.R. Colwill, CBE 1 May 75 30 Apr 80
15. COL L.G. Moore, OBE 1 May 80 30 Apr 82
16. LTCOL R.B. Rogers 1 May 82 30 Apr 83
17. COL J.H. Marsh, MBE 1 May 83 31 Aug 84
18. COL W.R. Artis, RFD, ED 1 Sep 84 31 Aug 86
19 COL R. A. Clark 1 Sep 86 31 Aug 89
19 LTCOL A.G. Roberts 1 Sep 89 1 Sep 92
20 COL J.B. Potter, AM, RFD, ED 21 Jul 93 -


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ANNEX B TO
CORPS MEMORANDUM NO 3

COLONELS COMMANDANT OF RA SIGS

Serial Name Comd/MD/
Region
Appointed Terminated
1. MAJGEN Sir Jack Stevens, BE, CB, DSO, ED E 9 May 55 31 Aug 60
2. BRIG H.H. Edwards, CBE, ED E 2 Jun 55 5 Sep 59
3. MAJGEN R. Kendall, CBE E 9 May 55 4 Apr 63
4. BRIG J.H. Thyer, CBE, DSO C 11 Jun 57 10 Jun 67
5. MAJGEN C.H. Simpson, CBE, MC, VD S 23 Jun 58 22 Jun 63
6. COL J.L. McKinlay, OBE, MM, ED W 5 Jul 59 5 Jul 64
7. BRIG C.H. Kappe, OBE N 21 Jun 60 23 Oct 67
8. COL CL. Southwell, OBE, ED E 19 Apr 62 31 May 67
9.
COL H. C. Foulkes, ED
S 23 Jun 63 20 Jul 67
10. COL R.W. Savage, OBE, ED E 1 Jun 67 31 May 72
11. BRIG L.H. Ferrar, ED C 11 Jun 67 20 Dec 71
12. COL S.A. Embling, ED S 21 Jul 67 21 Jul 72
13. COL W.G. Clementson, OBE W 18 Mar 68 30 Apr 73
14. CAPT A.G. Brayne, OBE N 1 Oct 70 31 Dec 75
15 LTCOL R.J. Bridgland, MBE, ED C 21 Dec 71 31 Mar 77
16 COL R. J. S. McDonald, ED E 1 Jun 72 31 May 76
17. BRIG A.D. Molloy S 22 Jul 72 9 Sep 74
18. MAJ K.V. Benwell, ED 5 21 May 73 20 May 79
19. MAJ J.H. Hall, ED 6 18 Mar 74 14 Jun 82
20 BRIG K.R. Colwill, CBE 3 1 Oct 74 7 Jun 82
21 BRIG T.R. Warren, MVO 1 1 Sep 76 31 Aug 80
22 COL L. G. Moore, OBE 2 1 Sep 76 31 Aug 82
23 LTCOL R.B. Rogers 4 23 Jun 77 22 Jun 83
24 COL J.H. Marsh, MBE 1 1 Sep 80 31 Aug 84
25 CAPT The Hon. Sir Desmond 0Neil 1 1 Dec 80 30 Nov 82
26 LTCOL F.B. Wood, MBE 3 8 Jun 82 7 Jun 86
27 BRIG W.R. Artis, RFD, ED 2 1 Sep 82 31 Aug 86
28 MAJ J.H. Hall, ED 6 23 Feb 83 22 Feb 87
29 BRIG F.N. Paramor 4 25 Aug 83 31 Dec 87
30 COL R.A. Clark, RL 1 1 Sep 84 31 Oct 90
31 MAJ G.N. Donley, RL 5 11 Oct 84 10 Oct 90
32 LTCOL O.I. Richards 3 8 Jun 86 1 Jun 90
33 LTCOL A.G. Roberts 2 1 Sep 86 21 Jul 93
34 LTCOL O.C. Winter, RFD, ED 6/T 23 Feb 87 -
35 LTCOL P.A. Hamilton 4/C 1 Jan 88 -
36 LTCOL K.M. McDonald Q 1 Sep 90 6 Sep 94
37 BRIG P.J.A. Evans E 21 Jul 93 -
38 MAJ K.M. Wier W 11 Oct 90 10 Oct 94
39 COL J.B. Potter, AM, RFD, ED S 1 Jun 90 -
40 LTCOL P.C. Kerntke Q 7 Sep 94
41 COL P.G. Skelton AM W 11 Oct 94

 

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ANNEX C TO
CORPS MEMORANDUM NO 3


DIRECTORS OF THE CORPS



Staff Officer (Communications) Army Headquarters

Serial

Name

Period of Appointment

1 CAPT J.H. Thyer 1923 - 26
2 LTCOL T.R. Williams, CMG, DSO 1926 - 34
3 MAJ R. Kendall 1934 - 37
4 MAJ R.B. Sutherland 1937 - 38
5 MAJ J.J. Eather 1938 - 39
6 MAJ R. Kendall 1939 - 40
7 LTCOL H.H. Edwards 1940 - 41

Signal Officer in Chief

Serial

Name

Period of Appointment

8 COL H.H. Edwards 1941 - 42
9 MAJGEN C.H. Simpson, CBE, MC, VD 1942 - 46
10 BRIG A.D. Molloy 1946 - 47

Director of Signals

Serial

Name

Period of Appointment

11 BRIG A.D. Molloy 1947 - 52
12 COL L.J. Bruton, OBE 1952 - 54
13 COL D. Vincent, OBE 1954 - 58
14 COL R.K. Roseblade, MBE 1958 - 63
15 COL R.P. Woollard 1963 - 67
16 COL J.D. Honeysett, OBE 1967 - 69
17 COL J.I. Williamson, OBE 1969 - 72
18 COL W.F. Burnard 1972 - 31 Oct 73


Director of Communications

Serial

Name

Period of Appointment

19 COL W.F. Burnard 1 Nov 73 - 2 Jun 74
20 COL B.H. Hockney 3 Jun 74 - 26 Apr 75
21 COL R.A. Clark 27 Apr 75 - 29 Nov 77
22 COL K.P. Morel 16 Dec 77 - 25 Nov 79
23 COL P. J. A. Evans 10 Dec 79 - 25 Feb 82
24 COL P. G. Skelton, AM 26 Feb 82 - 24 Jan 85
25 COL N.L. Horn 25 Jan 85 - 24 Feb 87
26 COL T.D. Davies 25 Feb 87 - 6 Jan 90

Director of Signals - Army

Serial

Name

Period of Appointment

27 COL B.P. O'Day 7 Jan 90 - 16 Jan 93
28 COL I.C. Gordon, AM 17 Jan 93 -

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ANNEX D TO
CORPS MEMORANDUM NO 3



CORPS Regimental Sergeant Majors


Serial

Name

Period of Appointment

1 WO1 J.J. Moore 18 Jan 93 - 10 Jan 94
2 WO1 B.J. Martin, OAM 11 Jan 94 -

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