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100 For 100: Royal Signals Take On Anniversary Challenge

“This is our way of celebrating the Royal Signals 100.”

This year marks 100 years since the formation of the Royal Corps of Signals and several events had been planned to celebrate. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, these events have been cancelled.

Instead, they came up with the #100for100 challenge. Throughout the month of June they are encouraging people in the Royal Signals family to cover 100 kilometres - whether that’s walking, running, cycling or another exercise of their choice.

“This is our way of celebrating the Royal Signals 100.”

Those taking part can do the challenge whenever suits them. They could complete it in a day, a week or even over the whole of the month of June as long as they finish by June 28, the actual 100th anniversary.

Royal Signals 100 for 100 Challenge. Credit Royal Corp Signals

Those taking part in the challenge will also be raising money for the Royal Signal’s Charity, who provide help and support to both serving and retired Royal Signals soldiers and their families.

The challenge has three aims: to reinforce the sense of community, mark the anniversary in style and raise money for the Royal Signal's Charity. 

Captain Tony Muers, Troop OC at 11 (RSS) Sig Regt and his fellow warrant officers from the Squadron are planning to tab 10 kilometres 10 times across the month.

Tab is short for Tactical Advance to Battle, where soldiers march over long distances carrying full kit and equipment. 

Other members of the Royal Signals family have been taking to social media to share how they will be undertaking the challenge, and the progress they have made so far: