Title: Royal Australian Corps of Signals Corps History 1906 – 1918
Author: Thyer, Brigadier J H, CBE DSO
Condition: Very Good
Edition: 1st Edition
Publication Date: 1974
Cover: Soft Cover without Dust Jacket – 234 pages
Comments: The history of the Royal Australian Corps of Signals from 1906 to 1918. Including details of signals in the Australian Imperial Force during World War 1.
The Royal Australian Corps of Signals (RASigs) is one of the ‘arms’ (combat support corps) of the Australian Army. It is responsible for installing, maintaining and operating all types of telecommunications equipment and information systems. The motto of the Signals Corps is Certa Cito and is translated as ‘Swift and Sure’, signifying the aim of the signal service – that communication be carried out with maximum speed and certainty. Like their British counterparts, the Royal Australian Corps of Signals’ flag and hat badge feature Mercury, the winged messenger of the gods, affectionately referred to by members of the corps as “Jimmy” (the origin dates back to the merge with Engineers when the Engineer’s band’s Drum Major had a “Jimmy” on his staff).