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Signal Training Documents

This page lists our collection of signals training pamphlets and books from the British, Australian, Canadian and US forces. Going back to the early days of signalling, the British army produced a number of books of instruction for Signal Service troops and regimental signallers. The earliest currently known is a set of four books dated 1904 (which we hope will eventually be published on this page), followed by several others in the years up to the end of World War 1. From around the end of WW1, books gave way to pamphlets and these were the means by which both armies provided information on all aspects of signalling onwards to the present date. (In fact, there are training pamphlets for all aspects of army life but this page concentrates on signalling information.)
Prior to the formation of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers during WWII, these pamphlets supported all aspects of operation and maintenance of equipment (Signal Training Volume 3 contains a large number of pamphlets covering the technical aspects of equipment) but these were eventually replaced by the Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Regulations (EMERs) which are covered elsewhere on the site.
The numbering and naming of these pamphlets is complicated, particularly for the early pamphlets. However, two broad categories exist from late in World War I until roughly the Clansman era:

Signals Training
Information meant for members of the Royal Corps of Signals and probably their predecessors, the Royal Engineers Signal Service.
Signals Training (All Arms)
Information for both Royal Signals personnel and regimental signallers

In addition, every officer carried a "Field Service Pocket Book" which contained a great deal of information used by the officer in carrying out his duties in the field. In the later years of World War II, probably around 1943, the Royal Signals produced a pocket book for Signals officers but before that, individual officers appear to have made up their own pocket books from available pamphlets of all sorts, including the infantry FSPB. We have an example of such a pocket book below. We also have examples of a post-war Royal Signals Pocket Book dated 1956 here.

Around 1960, the Royal Signals Pocketbook was replaced by the third volume of "Signal Communication in the Army" and entitled "The Royal Signals Reference Manual". Signal Communication in the Army was a replacement for both the Signal Training and Signal Training (All Arms) series and we know that it consisted of four volumes:

There was a set of training pamphlets produced by Combined Operations between 1942 and 1944 presumably in preparation for the landings to be carried out in North Africa, Sicily, Italy and, of course, Normandy. In general, our collection appears to represent an almost complete set from late 1943 or early 1944.

Index

British Army Signal Training
Signal Training (All Arms)
Miscellaneous British Pamphlets, etc.
 
 
Reference Cards
  Royal Air Force
  Royal Armoured Corps
  Royal Army Ordnance Corps
  Royal Artillery
  Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers
  Royal Engineers (not Signal Service)
  Royal Navy
  Royal Signals/R.E.Signal Service
  Royal Signals Trade Training
  Infantry Signal Training
  Combined Operations
  Equipment Regulations/Establishment Tables
  Cadets
  Commercial
  General
Field Service Pocket book, Middle East, WW2
Commonwealth & Empire Signal Training
 
Australia
  Canada
  India
Royal Signals Pocket Book
Signal Communication in the Army
US Signal Training Manuals
 
 
 

British Army Signal Training Pamphlets

Number
Title
Pre-1917
5120
Manual of Instruction in Army Signalling, 1887
5218
Signalling Instructions, Gen. No. 1563, Date 1896
5158
Instruction in Laying and Maintaining Field Telegraph Lines, War Office 1907
5208
Instruction in Army Telegraphy and Telephony, Volume 1 - Instruments, Aug. 1908
5212
Instruction in Army Telegraphy and Telephony, Volume II - Lines, Aug. 1909
5217
Instruction in Army Telegraphy and Telephony, Volume II - Lines, 1914
5234
Reference card "Signals between aeroplanes and artillery", Oct. 1915. Second edition
5055
Instruction in Army Telegraphy and Telephony, Volume I - Instruments, 1916, WO2277
1917-1923
5250
Signal Training, Part I, Visual Telegraphy, October 1917
5075
Signal Training, Part I, Visual Telegraphy, May 1919
5294
Signal Training Part II (Provisional), Methods of Intercommunication (Other than Visual) Employed in Forward Areas, November 1920
5142
Signal Training Part IV (Provisional) Line Telegraphy and Telephony (Lines) 1922
5111
Signal Training Part VI, Procedure, Sept 1918
5241
Signal Training, Part VII (Provisional), Signal Organization, 1921
5118
Signal Training, Part VIII (Provisional), Intercommunication in the Field, Feb 1920
1923-1930? (Volume III is a series of equipment pamphlets which continued to 1942)
5135
Signal Training Volume I, Organization and Inter-communication in the Field, 1926
5137
Signal Training Volume II, Part I, Theory of Electricity and Magnetism as applied to Telegraphy and Telephony, 1923
5138
Signal Training Volume II, Part II, Theory of High-Frequency Currents as applied to Wireless Telegraphy and Wireless Telephony, 1924
5201
Signal Training Volume III, Pamphlet No. 1, Telephone Sets, D, Mark III, August 1922
5080
Signal Training Volume III, Pamphlet No. 1, Telephone Sets, D, Mark III*, 1926
5110
Signal Training Volume III, Pamphlet No. 2, Heliograph, 5-inch, Mark V, 40/WO/8364, 1922
5126
Signal Training Volume III, Pamphlet No. 3, Fullerphone MkIII*, Feb 1923
5265
Signal Training Volume III, Pamphlet No. 4, Switchboard, Field, 10 line (Mark 236), 1923
5226
Signal Training Volume III, Pamphlet No. 4, Switchboard, Field, 10 line (Mark 236), 1923, with amendments 1929
5266
Signal Training Volume III, Pamphlet No. 5, Wireless Telegraph Set "A" Mark I (Provisional), Aug 1923
5046
Signal Training Volume III, Pamphlet No. 5A, Wireless Telegraph Set "A" Mark I*, 1926
5044
Signal Training Volume III, Pamphlet No. 6, Wireless Telegraphy Set 120 Watt Mk I*, 1925/1929
5081
Signal Training Volume III, Pamphlet No. 7, Lamp, Signalling, Daylight, 1927
5238
Signal Training Volume III, Pamphlet No. 8, W/T Sets "C" Mark I, Description of & Instructions, 1925
5202
Signal Training Volume III, Pamphlet No. 8, W/T Sets "C" Mark I, Description of & Instructions, 1928, Amended to January 1928
5239
Signal Training Volume III, Pamphlet No. 9, Description of and Instructions for Training Set W/T, 1932
195
Signal Training Volume III, Pamphlet No. 11, W/T Sets "C" Mark II, Description of & Instructions, 1932
5267
Signal Training Volume III, Pamphlet No. 12, Wireless Telegraph Set "A" Mark I* (Pack), Oct 1932
5141
Signal Training Volume IV, Construction and Maintenance of Lines, 1927
5205
Signal Training Volume V, Part 1, Training of Signallers, Signal Office Practice, Visual Telegraphy Procedure, 1927
5093
Signal Training Volume V, Part 2, Line Telegraphy Procedure, 1927
5140
Signal Training Volume V, Part 3, Wireless Procedure, 1928
1932 - 1942
5136
Signal Training Volume I, War and Training, 1937
5091
Signal Training Volume II Wireless, Part II Supplement, Skip Distance Graphs for Short Wave Signalling, 1936
5139
Signal Training Volume II, Part III, Line Telephony and Telegraphy, 1936
5087
Signal Training Volume III, Pamphlet No. 14, Wireless Set No 3, Oct 1938
192
Signal Training Volume III, Pamphlet No. 15, Wireless Set No 1, July 1938
5227
Signal Training Volume III, Pamphlet No. 17, Wireless Remote Control Units "B", August 1939
5082
Signal Training Volume III, Pamphlet No. 18, Aerial Coupling Equipment "B", July 1939
5088
Signal Training Volume III, Pamphlet No. 19, Wireless Set No 11, Nov 1939
5228
Signal Training Volume III, Pamphlet No. 20, Superposing Units (One Transformer), November 1939
5083
Signal Training Volume III, Pamphlet No. 21, Fullerphones, Mark IV, Oct 1939
5016
Signal Training Volume III, Pamphlet No. 22, Telephone Sets D Mk V, 1939
5084
Signal Training Volume III, Pamphlet No. 23, Telephone sets, F, Marks I and I*, Oct 1939
5085
Signal Training Volume III, Pamphlet No. 24, Aerials, 1939
5089
Signal Training Volume III, Pamphlet No. 25, Wireless Set No 9, Jan 1940 (including Supplement 1941)
5017
Signal Training Volume III, Pamphlet No. 26, Switchboards U.C. 10-Line, and 6-Line, May 1940
5092
Signal Training Volume III, Pamphlet No. 27, Line Transmission, 1940
5086
Signal Training Volume III, Pamphlet No. 28, Wireless Set Maintenance, Fault Finding, Vehicle Suppression, May 1940
5012
Signal Training Volume III, Pamphlet No. 29, Wave Meter Class C No.1, July 1940
5114
Signal Training Volume III, Pamphlet No. 30, Switchboard F&F MkI and I*, Nov 1940
5220
Signal Training Volume III, Pamphlet No. 31, Boxes, Terminal, Signal Office Mk II and Frames D and P 10-wire Mk I* Sets, 1940
5221
Signal Training Volume III, Pamphlet No. 33, Telephone Sets L, 1941
5090
Signal Training Volume III, Pamphlet No. 34, Part 1, WS 18 Operating Instructions, Jan. 1942
5127
Signal Training Volume III, Pamphlet No. 34, Part II, WS18 Technical Description, Feb 1942
5224
Signal Training Handbook Volume III, Operating Instructions for Repeater, Stabilised, 2 wire No.3, Undated
5203
Signal Training Volume IV, Construction & Maintenance of Lines, 1927, amended to 1941
5206
Signal Training Volume V, Signal Office Organisation and Procedure, 1932
5207
Signal Training Volume V, Signal Office Organisation and Procedure, 1938
1940 - 1946 Pamphletted updates and manuals (Pamphlet No. 1 became Pamphlet No. 4 at some point)
5194
Signal Training Pamphlet No 1, Construction & Maintenance of Lines, Part 1 - Principles of Construction 1940, Sept 1940
5195
Signal Training Pamphlet No 1, Construction & Maintenance of Lines, Part 2 - Field Cables 1942, Feb 1942
5246
Signal Training Pamphlet No 2, Part IV - Selection of Frequencies for Medium Distance Wireless Communication, Feb. 1941.
5022
Signal Training Pamphlet No 2, Part IX Aerials and Frequency Selection for Corps and Divisional Signals, WO 7051, Nov 1945
5160
Signal Training Pamphlet No 3, Part II, Maintenance of Generating Sets and Charging Equipment in the Field (Provisional), June 1944
5157
Signal Training Pamphlet No 3, Part III, Maintenance of Wireless Sets No. 19 and No. 22 in The Field, July. 1944
5031
Signal Training Pamphlet No.4, Construction & Maint of Lines, Part 1 General Principles, Nov 1945
5059
Signal Training Pamphlet No 4, Construction & Maint of Lines, Part 2 Ground Cable, June 1946, WO7070
5060
Signal Training Pamphlet No 4, Construction & Maint of Lines, Part 3 Poled & Multi-airline, March 1948, WO8256
5240
Signal Training Pamphlet No.4, Construction & Maint of Lines, Part 3, Poled Lines, (India)1943
5109
Signal Training Pamphlet No 4, Construction & Maint of Lines, Part 4, Permanent Overhead Line, WO8262, July 1948
5065
Signal Training Pamphlet No 4, Construction & Maint of Lines, Part 5 Underground Lines, July 1940
5247
Signal Training Pamphlet No 5, Signal Office Organization and Procedure, Part 2 - Telephone Switchboard Operating Procedure, Jun 1941
5199
Signal Training Pamphlet No 5, Signal Office Organization and Procedure, Part 6 - Comb. Joint WT (Radio Telegraph) Procedure 1943, Apr. 1943
5242
Signal Training Pamphlet No.7, Training, Part 1 - How to Instruct, 1945
5243
Signal Training Pamphlet No 7, Training, Part 3 - Training on Long Sea Voyages, 1943
5161
Signal Training Pamphlet No 8, Part II, Procedure for Telephone Switchboard Operating, WO7583, 1945
5162
Signal Training Pamphlet No 8, Part IV, Procedure for Teleprinter Operating, June 1945
1946 - 1960?
5072
Signal Training Volume I, Signals Organisation & Tactics, Pamphlet No 1, The Higher Organization of Signals, July 1950, WO8506
5071
Signal Training Volume I, Signals Organization & Tactics, Pamphlet No.4, Signals in Higher Formations, June 1952, WO 8753
5073
Signal Training Volume I, Signals Organization & Tactics, Pamphlet No 5, Corps Signal Regiment, Dec. 1950, WO 8631
5074
Signal Training Volume I, Signals Organization & Tactics, Pamphlet No 6, Inf. Divisional Signal Regiment, Dec. 1950, WO 8595
5225
Signal Training Volume I, Signals Organization & Tactics, Pamphlet No.7, Armoured Divisional Signal Regiment, Dec 1950, WO8635
5029
Signal Training Volume I, Signals Organization & Tactics, Pamphlet No.8, Signals in Airborne Operations, Dec 1953
5150
Signal Training Volume I, Signals Organization & Tactics, Pamphlet No 9, Air Support Signal Unit, WO 8692, July 1951
5006
Signal Training Volume I, Signals Organization & Tactics, Pamphlet No.10, Army Phantom Sigs. Regiment, WO 9478, Oct 1957
5030
Signal Training Volume I, Signals Organization & Tactics, Pamphlet No.11, Signals for the Royal Artillery, Apr 1955
5076
Signal Training Volume I, Signals Organization & Tactics, Pamphlet No.14, Organization of Signal Supply and Maintenance, Nov 1953, WO8817
5021
Signal Training Volume II Wireless, Part 1 The Selection and Allotment of Wireless Frequencies, WO 8739, Aug 1952
5008
Signal Training Volume II Wireless, Part.2 Aerials, W.O. Code No. 9033, Jan 1956
5009
Signal Training Volume III, Maintenance of Signals Equipment In The Field, Pamphlet No.1 - General Principals of Maintenance, W.O. Code 8505, Aug 1950
5274
Signal Training Volume IV, Construction and Maintenance of Lines, Pamphlet No. 1, General Principles, W.O. Code 9513, Oct. 1958
5133
Signal training Vol VI, Electronic Warfare, Pamphlet 3 Defence Against Communication Jamming, WO9632, Mar 1959
5307
Signal Training Volume VIII, Signal Centre Organization & Procedure, Pamphlet No1, Communication Centre working, WO Code No 9401, 1956
5117
Signal Training Volume VIII, Pamphlet No. 2, Signal Centre Orgaization and Procedure, Part 1, Morse Operating, 1956
5308
Signal Training Volume VIII, Signal Centre Organization & Procedure, Pamphlet No.2, Morse & Keyboard Operating, Part II - Keyboard Operating, WO Code 8825, Feb 1954
 
Signal Training (All Arms)
5204
Signal Training (All Arms), 1928
5056
Signal Training (All Arms), 1932
5180
Signal Training (All Arms) Pamphlet No.1 Signalling Codes 1942, 8th July 1942
5193
Signal Training (All Arms) Pamphlet No.1 Signalling Codes - 1942, French/English Jul 1942
5011
Signal Training (All Arms) Pamphlet No 1, Signalling Codes W.O. Code 8721, Jan 1952
5010
Signal Training (All Arms) Pamphlet No 1, Signalling Codes, Supplement No.1, The Panel Code, Mar 1953
5181
Signal Training (All Arms) Pamphlet No 2 Visual Signalling 1942, 11th July 1942
5182
Signal Training (All Arms) Pamphlet No 3 Electricity & Line Signalling 1942, 22nd July 1942
5183
Signal Training (All Arms) Pamphlet No 3 Electricity & Line Signalling 1947, Mar 1947
5184
Signal Training (All Arms) Pamphlet No 3, Electricity & Line Signalling, Nov. 1952
5013
Signal Training (All Arms) Pamphlet No 3, Electricity & Line Signalling, W.O. Code 9479, Nov 1957
5185
Signal Training (All Arms) Pamphlet No 4, Wireless Signalling 1942, Jun 1942
5014
Signal Training (All Arms) Pamphlet No 4, Wireless Signalling, W.O. Code 8944, July 1955
5028
Signal Training (All Arms) Pamphlet No 4, Supplement No 1, VHF, Apr 1957
5186
Signal Training (All Arms) Pamphlet No 5, Signal Procedure 1942, Jul 1942
5002
Signal Training (All Arms) Pamphlet No 5, Signal Procedure for Radio Telephony June 1943
5187
Signal Training (All Arms) Pamphlet No 5, Signal Procedure, Part 2 Procedure for Morse Telegraphy, Line Telephony & Visual Signalling, Jul 1943
5190
Signal Training (All Arms) Pamphlet No 5, Procedure for Morse Telegraphy, Line Telephony & Visual Signalling 1945, Oct. 1945
5020
Signal Training (All Arms) Pamphlet No 5, Procedure for Morse Telegraphy, W.O. Code 9031, Feb 1956
5188
Signal Training (All Arms) Pamphlet No 6, Procedure for Transmitting Artillery Fire Orders 1942, Aug 1942
5066
Signal Training (All Arms) Pamphlet No 6, Artillery Fire Order Procedure, May 1954, WO 8849
5132
Signal Training (All Arms) Pamphlet No 6, Artillery Fire Order Procedure, Nov 1956, WO9400
5018
Signal Training (All Arms) Pamphlet No 7, RT Procedure - comprising of Part 1 - RT for Users Mar 1945, Part 2 - RT for Operators May 1945 & Part 3 - Appendices May 1945
5051
Signal Training (All Arms) Pamphlet No 7, Voice Procedure, July 1952, WO Code 8761
5052
Signal Training (All Arms) Pamphlet No 7, Voice Procedure, Aug 1955, WO Code 8943
5053
Signal Training (All Arms) Pamphlet No 7, Voice Procedure, Oct 1961, WO Code 9753
5026
Signal Training (All Arms) Pamphlet No 8, Signal Office Working, July 1942
5189
Signal Training (All Arms) Pamphlet No 8, Signal Office Working 1944, May 1944
5005
Signal Training (All Arms) Pamphlet No 8, Signal Centre Working, 1956, W.O. Code No. 9406, Nov 1956
5196
Signal Training (All Arms) Pamphlet No.9, Training 1942, Sept 1942
5197
Signal Training (All Arms) Pamphlet No.9 Training 1946, May 1946
5067
Signal Training (All Arms) Pamphlet No 9, Training, July 1959, WO 9553
5027
Signal Training (All Arms) Pamphlet No 10, Signal Tactics, Part 1 General Principles, Oct 1951
5019
Signal Training (All Arms) Pamphlet No 10, Signal Tactics Part II, The Infantry Battalion (Provisional) May 1945
5007
Signal Training (All Arms) Pamphlet No.10, Signal Tactics Part II, The Infantry Battalion, Oct 1952, WO8768
5068
Signal Training (All Arms) Pamphlet No.10, Signal Tactics Part III, The Motor Battalion, Dec 1952, WO 8772
5223
Signal Training (All Arms) Pamphlet No.10, Signal Tactics Part IV, The Royal Armoured Corps, Jan 1955, WO8898
5070
Signal Training (All Arms) Pamphlet No 10, Signal Tactics Part V, The Royal Artillery - Field Branch, Sep 1952, WO8765
5198
Signal Training (All Arms) Pamphlet No.12, Communication Security, Part 1 General Principles 1948, Sept. 1948
5043
Signal Training (All Arms) Pamphlet No 12, Communication Security, Part 2 Breaches of Wireless Security, 1946
5033
Signal Training (All Arms) Pamphlet No 12, Communication Security General Principles, Jan 1957

Miscellaneous British Pamphlets and other Publications
Reference Cards
5023
R/T Signal Procedure Card 1941, Feb 1941
5063
"How Are Your Batteries?", pocket guides (UK and Canadian examples, 1943)
5045
"Do's and Don'ts of Message Writing and R/T", pocket guides, ME Command Nov 1942 and UK 1943
5148
"All Informed" or A Staff Officer's Guide to Signals, Published by 1 Command Signals, Jan 1943
5134
Guide for Defence Against Radio Jamming (Reference Card), WO9922, Aug 1963
5312
Troop Commanders Combat net radio ECCM guide
Royal Air Force
5107
RAF Signalling Manual, Part II (Provisional), AP1093, Apr 1925
5260
Royal Air Force Signal Manual Part II (Radio Communication) AP 1093, May 1937
5057
RAF Signalling Manual, Part V, Ground Signal Codes (Provisional) AP1632, Mar 1938,
5256
Do you know? Air Ministry Pamphlet 148, Nov 1942
5287
Standard Notes for Wireless Operators, Wireless Operators Air Gunner and Observers W/T, AP1970, June 1942
5257
Theory Notes for Radio Mechanics, AP3023, 1st Edition, 1943
5299
Extracts from RAF Signal Manual-Part III, Signalling Procedure, AP 3032A, for use in Initial Training Wings and the Air Training Corps
5325
Electrical and Radio Notes for Wireless Operators, Air Publication 1762, Oct. 1939
Royal Armoured Corps
1708
The Use Of Wireless In Armoured Formations, 1942
5146
Notes for Wireless Operators, Royal Armoured Corps, AFVP/MSC/96, Apr 1945
5049
Notes for Royal Armoured Corps Wireless Instructors, 1958 (covers the larkspur era)
Royal Army Ordnance Corps
5264
Training Establishment RAOC, "F" Branch, Notes on Equipment, Vol 4, Sig and Wireless Stores, Feb 1944
Royal Artillery
5214
Notes on Electricity, HMSO London 1915
5105
Manual of Flash Spotting, 1937, 26/Manuals/1708
5106
Manual of Sound Ranging, 1937, 26/Manuals/1716
5154
Artillery Survey Pocket Book 1924, Reprinted with Amendments 1948, WO7329
5209
Instructions for the Repair of Optical and Other Instruments held on charge by an Artillery Unit, 26/Regs/2367, April 1941
5216
Notes on Electricity & Service Electrical Apparatus as applied to Artillery, 26/pubs/3809, HMSO, 1938
5128
Notes on Electricity & Service Electrical Apparatus as applied to Artillery, Pamphlet 1, Tables, Definitions, etc, Aug 1943
5129
Notes on Electricity & Service Electrical Apparatus as applied to Artillery, Pamphlet 12, Instr., Tests & Measurements, Aug 1943
5130
Notes on Electricity & Service Electrical Apparatus as applied to Artillery, Pamphlet 14, Electrical Firing Apparatus, Aug 1943
5131
Notes on Electricity & Service Electrical Apparatus as applied to Artillery, Pamphlet 15, Telephone Apparatus, Aug 1943
5108
Royal Artillery (Coast Artillery) Signaller's Pocket Book, 26/GS/1155, May 1944
5229
Signal Training , 38th Royal Artillery Training Regiment (Signal & Specialist), 1946
5211
Artillery Training Volume 1, Artillery in Battle, Pamphlet No.2A Locating and Artillery Intelligence, WO Code 9864, Feb 1964
5282
Artillery Training Volume 2, Handling of Units in the Field, Pamphlet No.5A, The Divisional Locating Battery, WO Code 8894, 1954
5210
Artillery Training Volume 3, Field Gunnery, Pamphlet No.7, Co-operation with the Observation Regiment, WO Code 8273, Feb 1948
5284
Artillery Training Volume 4, Part 1 AA Gunnery, Pamphlet 17, General Principles of AA Radar, WO7140, June 1946
5281
Artillery Training Volume 6, Observation, Pamphlet No.7, Elementary Principles of Radar and its Application to Field Gunnery, WO8207, Mar 1947
5300
Provisional Instrument Drill for Equipment Radar AA No 3 Mark 2 and 2/2, WO8778, October 1952
5283
Provisional Instrument Drill for Equipment Radar AA No 3 Mark 7, WO8778, October 1952
Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
5222
Maintenance, Testing & Repair of Lead Acid Batteries, 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th Line REME Workshops, August 1944
5048
REME Training Volume I, Basic Organzation and Role, Oct 1954
5291
REME Training Volume II, REME in The Division, Pamphlet No. 5, Light Aid Detachments, W.O. Code 9043, April 1956
Royal Engineers
5290
Military Engineering, Volume 2 Field Engineering, Part 2 All Arms, Pamphlet 1 Basic Field Engineering, Jan 1976
Royal Navy
5149
Admiralty Handbook of Signalling, 1913
5258
Wireless Signalling Instructions, BR791, 1944, Amended to Sept 1945
5143
BR232 Naval Signal Card, 1944
Royal Signals/R.E.Signal Service
5104
Notes on Field Telephony, Northern Command Signal School, Farnley Park, Otley, 1917
5079
British W/T Operating Signals, O.U. 5371, W/T Board 1926
5058
Summary of Engineer and Signal Information No 7, Feb 1934
5078
Summary of Engineer and Signal Information No 8, Feb 1935
5248
Standing Orders In The Field For Divisional Signals, Revised to 1939
5115
London Div Signals (TA) Training Manual, Mar 1939
5062
Notes for Guidance of Driver Operators, Daily Routine & Maintenance of Wireless Sets, 1939
5094
Specimen Corps Signals Field Standing Orders, Mar 1941 (Canadian reprint)
5054
Specimen Divisional Signals Field Standing Orders, July 1941 (Canadian reprint)
5244
SO- in-C (ME) Memorandum 14, Notes on the Organisaton and Handling of an Armoured Divisional Signals in the Desert, Nov 1942
5050
The Second World War, 1939-1945, Signal Communications, 1950 (After action report - 478 pages, 24.5Mb)
5047
BAOR Operators' Handbook, Feb 1951 (includes WS53, R107, etc. operating instructions)
5147
Radio Telegraph (W/T) Procedure, ACP124A, Nov 1951
Royal Signals Trade Training
5123
Notes for Radio Mechanics Part III, Wireless Sets, 3rd Trades Training Bn., R Sigs., 1942
5124
Notes for Radio Mechanics, Part IV, Wireless Set No 53, HQ School of Signals, Catterick Camp, undated
5230
1st Training Regiment Royal Signals, Notes for Lineman Mechanics and Telegraph Mechanics, Part 3, Valve Theory Line Transmission, Second Edition
5295
Trade Training Notes, Part 1, Linemens Basic Field Training, 1948
5296
Trade Training Notes, Part 18, Notes for Operators Wireless and Line, c. 1948
5156
Drill for Laying Quad & 10 Pair Cable from a 1-Ton and 3-Ton Vehicle, 8th Signal Regiment Precis L24, Nov 1967
5116
School of Signals Line Precis set, 1970. Covers Lineman Telephone Type 250, BPO Type706 Telephone, Exchanges Field 40/60 Line, CB System, Test Sets Line No 1 and No 2
5270
The BRUIN System, Signals Engineering Instruction, Systems KD01, October 1972
1822
Field Training Package, Part2, Radio Telegraph Procedure. Radio Teleprinter (RATT) Net Working. Radio Telegraphist (Class 3 & 2) Sept 1977
5271
Communications Instructions, Tape Relay Procedures, ACP127G
5313
School of Signals, Blandford Camp Dorset, RW & WKSP GP Telegraph, Fundamental Principles of D.C. Telegraphy, Aug 1981
5314
School of Signals, Blandford Camp Dorset,Terminal Equipment Group Telegraphy, Telegraph Equipment, Nov 1980
5277
School of Signals, Blandford Camp, Dorset, Antennas Handbook.
5311
School of Signals Blandford Camp Dorset, Basic Notes on Antenna and Propagation, Jul 78
Infantry Signals Training
5001
Signals Wing, School of Infantry, Procedure & Radio Notes, 1961
5155
Line Laying Modifications, School of Infantry, Undated
5329
Infantry Training Volume VIII, Infantry Signal Training, Pamphlet No 41 Part 1, Tactics, Training and Communication Security, 1975, AC 71017
5326
Infantry Signal Training Pamphlet No 41, Part 2, Equipment and its Operation, AC71030, Apr 1976
5327
Infantry Training, Volume VIII, Infantry Signal Training, Pamphlet No 41 Part 3, Procedures, Antennas & Field Cables, AC 71040, Oct 1976
5003
Infantry Signal Training Pamphlet No 41, Part 4, Equipment & Operation (Clansman), 1982
32
Infantry Signal Training Pamphlet No 41, Part 5, Antennas, Field cables and Batteries, 1984
5328
Infantry Training Volume VIII Infantry Signal Training, Pamphlet No. 42, Primary & Continuation Morse, AC 71041, 1982
Combined Operations
5163
Combined Operations for Unit Commanders (cover sheet)
5034
Pamphlet No 1, General, May 1945
5164
Pamphlet No 2, Beach Organisation and Maintenance, Sept 1942
5165
Pamphlet No 3, Air Aspects of Combined Operations, Aug 1942
5178
Pamphlet No 5, Smoke, June 1943
5304
Pamphlet No 6, R Signals, Sept 1941
5037
Pamphlet No 6(a), Military Communications in Comb. Ops., May 1943
5024

Pamphlet No. 6B, The Beach Signal Unit, Feb 1943

5038
Pamphlet No 6(c), Naval Communications in Comb. Ops., Feb 1943
5039
Pamphlet No 6(c), Naval Communications in Comb. Ops., Feb 1945
5166
Pamphlet No 8, Assault Brigade Planning, (including Prepartaion of Landing Tables and Loading of Craft), Oct 1942
5167
Pamphlet No 9, Responsibilities for Loading and Discharge of Ships and Craft, Nov 1942
5035
Pamphlet No 14(b), Landing Craft Signal - Pamphlet (not LCT), Aug 1942
5119
Pamphlet No 14(d), Major Landing Craft - Signal Pamphlet, 1942
5025
Pamphlet No. 14E, R/T Procedure, Nov 1943
5168
Pamphlet No 17, RN Beach Commandos, April 1943
5169
Pamphlet No 31, Driving Instructions for Combined Ops., March 1944
5170
Pamphlet No 33, Armoured Fighting Vehicles, May 1943
5171
Pamphlet No 34, Royal Artillery, April 1943
5172
Pamphlet No 35A, Royal Engineers (other than transportation units), March 1943
5173
Pamphlet No 35C, RE Transportation Units, Feb 1943
5174
Pamphlet No 37, Infantry, Feb 1943
5175
Pamphlet No 38, RASC, March 1943
5176
Pamphlet No 40, RAOC, Dec 1942
5036
Pamphlet No 41, REME, Oct 1942
5121
Pamphlet No 41(C), REME - Waterproofing of Vehicles and Equipment, May 1944
5177
Pamphlet No 42, Training at Home Stations, April 1943
5179
Combined Operations Gunnery Instructions, Naval Publication BR765, Oct 1942
5191
Army Operating Signals 1944, Extracts from CCBP2-2 "Combined Operating Signals" May 1944
5330
Combined Operations Staff Notebook 1945
5151
Some notes on the Use of Air Power in Support of Land Operations and Direct Air Support, 21st Army Group, Dec 1944
5278
Land/Air Warfare, Pamphlet 1, Air Support General, WO8265, November 1947
5279
Land/Air Warfare, Pamphlet 1, Air Support General, WO8265, May 1951, 2nd Edition
5273
Land/Air Warfare, Pamphlet 2, Offensive Air Operations, WO8259, Nov 1947
5280
Land/Air Warfare, Pamphlet 2, Offensive Air Support, WO8259, May 1951, 2nd Edition
5285
Land/Air Warfare, Pamphlet 3, Reconnaissance, Part 1, General, WO7150, June 1946
5286
Land/Air Warfare, Pamphlet 3, Reconnaissance, Part 1, General, WO8458, May 1950
5213
Land/Air Warfare, Pamphlet 3, Air Reconnaissance, AM Pamphlet 222, 1950
5259
School of Land/Air Warfare, RAF Old Sarum, Air Defence Wing : Course Notes and other documents, 1952/53
Equipment Regulations/War Establishment Tables
5159
Royal Engineers - Cable Telegraph Company, Expeditionary Force, Field Service Manual 1910
5301
Regulations for the Equipment of The Army, Part 2, Section 13F. A Line Section Royal Corps of Signals, June 1938
5302
Regulations for the Equipment of The Army, Part 2, Section 13J. Telegraph Operating Section Royal Corps of Signals Suplementary Reserve, April 1938
5303
Regulations for the Equipment of The Army, Part 2, Section 13P_. Line Maintenance Section Royal Corps of Signals Regular Army and Supplementary Reserve Units
5233
War establishment of a Middle East Armoured Regt., October 1943
Cadets
5192
Message Writing For Cadets, May 1945
5015
Signal Training in the Combined Cadet Force & the Army Cadet Force, W.O. Code 9507, July 1958
5275
The Cadet Signal Manual, A Summary of the CCF/ACF Signals Classification Syllabus.
5276
Working on the Radio Nets of ACF/CCF Units in the UK. Edition 1, 1972
5297
ACF/CCF Inter-Command Wireless Network News Sheet No 28, October 1962
5298
ACF/CCF Inter-Command Wireless Network Call Sign List
Commercial
5061
"The Complete Signaller" (commercial pocket guide for signallers) pub. Foster Groom & Co., London 1915
5321
GSC Card, WWI Information card for Semaphore, Morse Code, Fire Control Signals, Simple Tests of D MkIII Field Telephone.
5144
"Umty-Iddy" - The quickest and simplest method of learning the Morse Alphabet, 1917
5069
"Practical Signalling", published by The Navy League, date unknown but thought to be around 1939
General
5064
Military Training Pamphlet No 7, Intercommunication in the Field, Aug 1938
5112
"A Short Guide to Great Britain", US Government, 1943
5153
Critical Study from a Medical Standpoint of Factors Affecting the Efficiency of 21 AG Signals, AG Banton, MO 21 AG Sigs, Jan 1945
5152
The Story of 12 Air Formation Signals 1943-1945, Ed. Arman, 1946
5262
No 3 Company, 3 Div Signals, Motor Transport Orders
5263
GHQ Signal Regiment, Far East land Forces, Officers Mess Rules
5215
Notes for Young Officers, School of Signals, 1950
5219
Home Office Wireless Instructions for Radio-Telephony Schemes, 1950
5306
Notes on the Fantasian Armed Forces, WO 9435, April 1957
5288
Civil Defence Handbook No 1, Wireless & Line Instruction, 1960
5292
Civil Defence Pocket Book No 3, General Instructions (All Sections), 1960

5289

Civil Defence Handbook No 9, Signal Office Practice, 1960
5235
Instructions for the Despatch and Carriage of Official Documents and Parcels (Army), AC60333, Oct 1968
5309
Man Management, WO Code 60869, Sep 1977

 

Field Service Pocket Book, Middle East, 1942-44

The documents in this section are all part of a loose leaf pocket book made up between card covers, and tied with a cord. It contains a total of ten parts, including both complete pamphlets and, in the case of the part I've labelled "Data", pages taken from other pamphlets. These documents contain some fascinating information and will give a good idea of what a signals officer in the Middle East considered important. See also the issues of "Jimmy", magazine of Middle East Signals, in the Technical Oddments page.

Number
Title
6001
Part 1, Pamphlet 3 - Abbreviations, Sep 1944
6002
Part 1, Pamphlet 4 - Appreciation, Orders, Messages and Intercommunication, June 1944
6003
Part 1, Pamphlet 5 - Signal Codes, May 1944
6004
Part 1, Pamphlet 6A - Conventional Military Symbols, July 1943
6005
Part 2, Pamphlet 6 - Administration, July 1944
6006
Notes for Twelve Lectures on Electricity and Magnetism in their relation to wireless, Apr 1942
6007
Wireless Grouping
6008
Data (Small Arms, Artillery, Signal Stores and two different English/French/German/Italian Dictionaries)
6009
Middle East Officer's Guide to Signal Security &Use of R/T Codes, Mar 1944
6010
Aircraft Recognition, a Précis of Instructional Methods, probably 1944
  This next document is not part of the above pocket book - it is classified SECRET and some sections are marked "If liable to capture, this document must be destroyed", so would not be permitted in the field. This is an important document because it contains the first references to the "Single Call-sign Procedure" used initially in the Middle East to confuse the enemy interception service. The procedure is described, along with a number of other security measures.
6011
Notes on Intercommunication in the Middle East, Nov 1942

 

Commonwealth and Empire Signals Training Pamphlets

These are the Australian, Canadian and one Indian pamphlets we have. Note particularly the Australian Signals Pocket Book which seems to be a one off, with no evidence of a series of Australian pocket book pamphlets. This one contains only wireless set data and as such, is interesting in its own right.

Australia
Number
Title
5032
Royal Australian Corps of Signals, Aide Memoir, Radio Telephone Procedure
5113
Signal Training Volume III, Australian Pamphlet No 1, Wireless Set No 109, Feb 1940
5268
Signal Training Volume III, Australian Pamphlet No 2, Wireless Set No 109 (Aust.) Mk II, 1940
286
Signal Training Volume III, Australian Pamphlet No 3, Wireless Set No 101 (Aust.) Mk I and Mk II, 31 Jan 1941
5145
Signal Training Volume III, Australian Pamphlet No 4, Wireless Set No 109 (Aust.) Mk II* and II**, 31 Aug 1941
5004
Signal Training Volume III, Australian Pamphlet No.5, Wireless Set No 108 (Aust.) Mk I and Mk II, 1941
285
Signal Training Volume III, Australian Pamphlet No 6 Wireless Set No 11 (Aust.), 30 June 1943
706
Signal Training Volume III, Australian Pamphlet No 14 Wireless Set No 22 (Aust) Yellow Band, 1944
1675
Signal Training Volume III, Australian Pamphlet No 15, Wireless Set No 19 Mk II (Aust.), 1943
6018
Australian Signals Pocket Book, Dec 1943
713
RAAF Publication No. 318, Apr 1944, Standard Notes for Wireless Maintenance Mechanics and Wireless Assistants
708
RAAF Notes For Operators, Regimental Radio Equipment, Oct 1961
5077
The Division in Battle, Pamphlet No 7, Signals, July 1970 (Australian)
1814
Notes For Operators, Regimental Radio Equipments, Oct. 1961 - PRC-26, AN/PRC-10, AN/GRA-6, AM-598/U, RC-292, AT-339/PRC, A-510
Canada
7018
CAMT 6-15 The Infantry Brigade Group Signal Squadron, 1960
7019
CANT 6-36 VHF Radio Sets, Characteristics and Employment, 1962
7020
Royal Canadian Corps of Signals - Signals Officer's Field Handbook
7021
Wireless Mechanics and Wireless Operators Student's Handbook, C.A.P. 43rd Vol. 1, May 1943
India
5269
Signal Training Volume IV (1927), Construction and Maintenance of Lines, Modifications for India No 3, 1939
5232
Signals Training Memo No 2 "War", Nov 1940, reprinted in India 1941
1676
Signal Training Volume III, India Pamphlet, Wireless Set No.108 MkII, General Notes & Operating Instructions, 1942
5240
Signal Training Pamphlet No.4, Construction and Maintenance of Lines, Part 3, Poled Lines, (India)1943
5249
Signal Training (All Arms) Pamphlet No.5, Signal Procedure, Pt1. Procedure for Radio Telephony, Jun 1943
5236
All Informed or A Staff Officer's Guide to Signals, India, May 1943
5231
Netting, Indian Signals Training Memo, 1944
5237
Notes on Message Writing, India, April 1945

 

Royal Signals Pocket Book

Once again the pocket book parts are meant to be bound together between covers, although a set in that condition would be a rare find. We appear to have a complete set, albeit of varying dates:

Number
Title
  Advanced Issue Title Page (no password required).
6019
Part 1, Graphical Symbols, June 1945
6012
Part 1, Symbols for use on Signal Plans and Records, July 1956
6023
Part 2, Wireless Diagrams, 1945
6013
Part 2, Wireless Diagrams, 1954
6020
Part 3, Signal Abbreviations, WO 8456, Aug 1949
6014
Part 3, Signal Abbreviations, June 1956
6021
Part 4, Circuit Utilization, May 1945
6024
Part 4, Line Data and Circuit Utilization, May 1957
6022
Part 5, Line Data, April 1945
6015
Part 5, Radio Data, Sept 1956
6026
Part 6, Major Items of Signal Equipment in Corps & Divisional Signal Regiments, Jun 1956
6016
Part 7, Signal Staff Duties, June 1956
6017
Part 8, Royal Signals Officers' Check Lists, Oct 1956
6025
Part 9, Signal Publications Films and Filmstrips, Mar 1959
6027
Part 10, Organization of Major Signal Units, Jun 1950

 

Signal Communications in the Army

Volume I - The Principles and Organization of Communications
Number Title
7009
Part 1, Principles & Methods, July 1967, AC70424
7002
Part 2, Royal Signals in Support of Air Operations
Volume II - The Regimental Signalling Handbook
Number
Title
7005
Part 1, Signalling Essentials, May 1968, AC70449 (Part 1)
7016
Part 1, Signal Data, AC70785, Feb 1980 (Specs. of Larkspur equipment)
7010
Part 2, Signal Training, May 1968, AC 70449 (Part 2)
7022
Part 2, Signal Training, AC70786, Feb 1976
7011
Part 3, Antennas for Regimental Signalling, Dec 1968, AC 70449 (Part 3)
Volume III - The Royal Signals Reference Manual
Number
Title
  Preface to Volume III (no password required)
7013
Part 2, All Arms Organization, Mar 1969, AC 70026 (Part 2)
7014
Part 3, Signal Staff Duties, Jan 1965, AC 70026 (Part 3)
7017
Part 2, Equipment Data, AC70806, July 1973
7001
Part 4, Equipment Data (Provisional), Apr 1962 (updated 1963)
7003
Part 4, Equipment Data, Nov 1964 (Specs. of all Larkspur equipment)
7004
Part 5, Engineering Data, May 1965 (general reference data, tables, etc. - very useful)
Volume IV - Procedures
Number Title
7006
Pamphlet 2, Voice Procedure, Jan 1967, AC70403
7008
Pamphlet 2, Voice Procedure, Oct 1971, AC70711
7024
Amendment to SCA Vol IV, Annex B - Encoding/Decoding Map References, Signal Wing, School of Infantry, July 1976
7015
Pamphlet 4, Radio Telegraph Procedure, Apr 1967, AC 70419
7023
Pamphlet 4, AC 70758, Oct 1972, with amendments May 1975
7007
Pamphlet 11, Communication Security, June 1969, AC70118
7012
Pamphlet 14 ECCM, Supplement 1 Guide for Defence Against Radio Jamming, Aug 1963, WO 9922

 

US Signals Training Manuals

Number
Title
5253
Common Battery Telephone Equipment, US Signal Corps Training Pamphlet No. 1, 1935 Edition
5098
Laying Cable in the Forward Area, US Signal Corps Training Pamphlet No 3, 27/7/1918
5332
Basic Field Manual Vol. IV, Signal Communication, 1931
5251
Wire Telegraphy, US Signal Corps Training Pamphlet No. 5, 1942 Edition.
5122
Field Telegraph Circuits, Signal Corps School, Ft. Monmouth, 1941
5095
FM 1-45, Air Corps Field Manual, Signal Communication, 1940
5096
FM 1-46, Army Air Forces, Fighter Radiotelephone Procedures & Code, May 1943
5331
Dept. of the Army Field Manual, FM 7-24, Communication in Infantry and Airborne Divisions, Oct 1950
5324
FM24-5, Basic Field Manual, Signal Communication, Nov 1939
5097
FM 24-6. Basic Field Manual, Radio Procedure, Mar 1941
5099
FM 24-6, Radio Operators Manual, Armt Ground Forces, 12/4/1943
5100
FM 24-8, Combined Teletypewriter (Teleprinter) Procedure, 17/3/1943
5103
FM 24-9, Combined US-British Radiotelephony (R/T) Procedure, Dec 1942
5101
FM 24-10, Combined Radiotelegraph (W/T) Procedure, 20/1/1943
5323
FM24-18, Field Radio Techniques, July 1965
5200
FM 24-20, Field Wire Technique, October 1948
5125
FM 24-20, Field Wire and Field Cable Techniques, May 1960
5102
FM 24-22, Combined Visual Signalling (V/S) Procedure, 12/5/1943
5254
TM11-459, International Morse Code (Instructions), September 1957
5320
TM11-662 TO16-1-255, Basic Theory and Application of Electron Tubes, Feb 1952
5255
TM11-663, Electronic Power Supplies, October 1951
5315
TM 11-665, CW and AM Radio Transmitters and Receivers, Sept. 1952
5322
TM11-667 TO16-1-284, Higher Frequency Techniques (Excluding Microwaves) Oct 1952
5316
TM11-668, FM Transmitters and Receivers, Sept. 1952
5319
TM11-672, Pulse Techniques, Oct 1951
5317
TM11-674 TO 16-1-277, Servo Systems and Data Transmission, Aug 1952
5318
TM11-678 Fundamentals of Telephony, March 1953
5261
TM11-2540, Quartz Crystals, Theory, Fabrications and Performance Measurement, Dec 1950
5272
TM11-680, T.O 16-1-117, Teletypewriter Circuits and Equipment (Fundamentals) Oct 1947
5293
US Marine Corps Radio Operators' Handbook, MCRP 6-22C, June 1999

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