||3rd Lancashire Engineer (Volunteers)
formed in Manchester on 15th February.
||Volunteer Force re-formed as the Territorial
Force. East Lancashire Divisional Telegraph Company of the East Lancashire
Divisional Engineers formed in Manchester.
||East Lancashire Divisional Telegraph Company
re-named East Lancashire Divisional Signal Company.
||World War 1 - East Lancashire Division left
England for Egypt, subsequently fighting in Suez, Gallipoli and from March
1917 in France on the Western Front.
||25th May 1915 - whilst fighting in
Gallipoli, the Division became numbered. The East Lancashire Divisional
Signal Company became the 42nd (East Lancashire)
Divisional Signal Company. This was usually abbreviated to the ‘42nd Signal
||1st March 1918 in France, the
General Officer Commanding, Major General A Solly-Flood CB CMG DSO adopted
the Divisional motto "Go One Better".
||Corps of Signals formed from the Corps of Royal
Engineers, became Royal Corps of Signals five weeks after formation.
||Territorial Force re-formed following WW1 and
re-titled Territorial Army. Unit re-raised as 42nd (East
Lancashire) Divisional Signals.
||World War 2 -mobilization and training.
||Deployment with British Expeditionary Force to
France & Belgium. Evacuation from Dunkirk.
||Re-roled and re-named as 42nd (East
Lancashire) Armoured Divisional Signals. Unit suspended in 1943.
||Territorial Army re-formed following WW2,
including re-raising the unit as the 42nd (Lancashire) Infantry
Divisional Signal Regiment, TA with Regimental Headquarters and No.1
Squadron at Norton Street, Brooks’ Bar, Stretford, Manchester.
||No.2 Squadron formed at Glossop.
||No.3 Squadron formed at Signal House, Score
||June 1955, Headquarters & No.1 Squadron 42nd
(Lancashire) Infantry Divisional Signal Regiment moved to Norman Road,
||1st April 1961 - re-organization of
Royal Signals including redistribution of Squadrons between Signals
Regiments. No.2 Squadron (Glossop) transferred to 64th Signal
New Squadron formed at Cross Lane, Salford, named No.1 Squadron.
Rusholme Squadron re-named No.2 Squadron.
||42nd (Lancashire) Infantry
Divisional Signal Regiment, TA re-titled 42nd (Lancashire)
Signal Regiment, TA.
||42nd (Lancashire) Signal Regiment,
TA re-titled 42nd (Lancashire and Cheshire) Signal Regiment,
||42nd Signal Squadron (Volunteers)
formed from 42nd (Lancashire and Cheshire) Signal Regiment, TA.
Squadron became part of 33rd
(Lancashire and Cheshire) Signal Regiment (Volunteers).
||TAVR re-named TA again.
||Women’s Royal Army Corps disbanded. Attached
personnel re-badged and absorbed into 33rd Signal
||Unit equipped with the Ptarmigan communications
||Training night for 42nd Signal
Squadron changed from Thursday to Tuesday.