SIGNAL SQUADRON (VOLUNTEERS)
(Below) 41 (Princess Louise’s Kensington) Signal Squadron (Volunteers) With thanks to Alan Woolley
(Below) 41 (Princess Louise’s Kensington) Signal Squadron (Volunteers)
With thanks to Alan Woolley
|BELT COLOURS - red and grey|
It is said that the colours are derived from the grey of the issued blankets, and the red from the blood of fallen comrades
The original unit was part of the Grey Brigade and wore a grey uniform with red facings. Other units of this Brigade were London Scottish (Grey with blue facings) Artists Rifles (Grey with white facings) and the predecessor of QRR (also red/grey). So I believe. But the red/grey for The Kensingtons is correct. There is an officers tunic in the museum at Coulsdon ARC showing the grey tunic with red and silver facings. Up until 1967 the (then) regiment wore a red/grey battle flash on the left sleeve of their battle dress.
The Squadron has now amalgamated with 47(Middlesex Yeomanry) Sqn to form 31 (Middx Yeo and PLK) Sig Sqn so effectively the Kensingtons are now a Troop. Not sure whether the belt is still worn or whether there is a new one or the R Sigs is now worn.
With thanks toRaymond Naqvi, 41 Regt and Sqn 1963-1969 ( July 2021)