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246 to 249 Squadrons

Dates Location Higher Formation / Notes
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. K (King) Troop .
1951.11 Malaya: Seremban, supporting 63 Gurkha Infantry Brigade .
. Nov 1952: 17 Gurkha Infantry Divisional Signal Regiment formed .
. Dec 1952: Along with J and L Troops formed 3 Squadron 17 Gurkha Division Signal Regiment 3 Squadron, 17 Gurkha Infantry Divisional Signal Regiment
. 1 Sep 59: Renamed 247 Gurkha Signal Squadron .
1962.01 England: Jellalabad Barracks, Tidworth, supporting 63 Gurkha Infantry Brigade. HQ 63 Gurkha Infantry Brigade merged with HQ 51 Infantry Brigade to form HQ 51 Gurkha Brigade 51 Gurkha Brigade
1963.03 Germany: Llanelly Barracks, Hubbelrath, supporting 4 Guards Brigade 4 Guards Brigade
1963.09 England: Jellalabad Barracks, Tidworth 51 Gurkha Brigade
1964.02 Borneo: Bolkiah Camp, four miles out side Brunei town 51 Gurkha Brigade
. Hong Kong: Kowloon .
. 15 Jan 67 or May 67: Disbanded .
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. 247 Gurkha Signal Squadron .
1983 Hong Kong Reformed
. 28 Jun 94: Amalgamated with 248 Squadron to form Hong Kong Gurkha Signal Squadron at Prince of Wales Barracks (formerly Victoria barracks/HMS Tamar) .
. 1997: Hong Kong Gurkha Signal Squadron disbanded .
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. L (Love) Troop .
1952.11 Malaya: Johore Baru, supporting 99 Gurkha Infantry Brigade .
. Dec 1952: Along with J and K Troops formed 3 Squadron 17 Gurkha Division Signal Regiment 3 Squadron, 17 Gurkha Infantry Divisional Signal Regiment
. 1 Sep 59: Renamed 248 Gurkha Signal Squadron .
. Dec 62 - Sep 63: Sarawak, supporting 99 Gurkha Infantry Brigade .
. Jan 64 - Jan 65?: West Sarawak .
. 15 Aug 69: 249 Squadron relinquished the Brunei commcen to a Troop from the Squadron, which became known as the Brunei Signal Troop .
. Late 1970: Amalgamated with 1 Sqn 17 Signal Regiment .
. 1 Apr 71: Disbanded .
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. 248 Gurkha Signal Squadron .
1971.07 Hong Kong reformed in Sham Shui Po Camp .
1976.12 Hong Kong: Block 4, Gun Club Hill Barracks, had to move out of Sham Shui Po camp because of the Hong Kong Defence Costs Agreement, which also disbanded 27 Signal Regiment .
. Jul 77: Renamed Hong Kong Gurkha Signal Squadron .
. 1982: Renamed 248 Gurkha Signal Squadron .
1993 Hong Kong: Block 2, Gun Club Hill Barracks, Block 4 handed over to Hong Kong police .
. 28 Jun 94: Amalgamated  with 247 Squadron to form Hong Kong Gurkha Signal Squadron at Prince of Wales Barracks (formerly Victoria barracks/HMS Tamar). Gun Club Hill Barracks handed over to the Royal Hong Kong Police as a depot for their reserve units .
. 1997: Hong Kong Gurkha Signal Squadron disbanded .
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. 248 Gurkha Signal Squadron .
2003 England: Began forming at Azimghur Barracks, Colerne 21 Signal Regiment
2007.02 England: Beacon Barracks, Stafford 22 Signal Regiment
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. Field Signal Squadron (Far East) .
1958.04.01 Singapore .
. 1 Sep 59: Renamed 249 Signal Squadron (Reserve) .
1963? Cyprus? .
. ??: Renamed 249 Signal Squadron (FARELF) .
. 15 Aug 69: Squadron relinquished the Brunei commcen to a Troop from 248 Squadron .
. Nov 71: Disbanded .
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. 249 Signal Squadron .
1972 England: Old Sarum Camp, just north of Salisbury Reformed
. Aug 76: Renamed 249 Signal Squadron (AMF(L)) .
1979.03 England: Ward Barracks, Bulford Camp .
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