From first aid to fire and manoeuvre, the soldiers of 216 (Parachute) Signal Squadron have competed against each other on Exercise Mercury Dagger.
Based on the format of the British Army’s Cambrian Patrol, recognised as the world’s toughest patrolling challenge, the airborne signallers section competition tested the full range of their basic soldiering skills across a demanding day on the rugged terrain of Sennybridge, South Wales.
216 (Para) Sig Sqn is trained and equipped to deploy by parachute, helicopter or airlanding to provide specialist communications support to 16 Air Assault Brigade, the British Army’s airborne rapid reaction force.
216 Parachute Signal Squadron is a Squadron of the British Army’s Royal Corps of Signals. It is responsible for installing, maintaining and operating all types of telecommunications equipment and information systems in support of 16 Air Assault Brigade. 216 Parachute Signal Squadron provide OpCIS and TacCIS to the Bde Comd and his staff.