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The Signal Officer-in-Chief's vision for the future of the Royal Corps of Signals

Tue 30th Sep, 6:00 for 6:30pm

Royal Signals, Blandford Camp, Dorset DT11 8RH, Report to reception on arrival

Synopsis of presentation

The role of the Royal Signals is to make sure that information flows freely between military commanders and every element of the forces under their command. The 8,000 strong Corps therefore faces two challenges: the rapidly changing nature of modern warfare, and the accelerating rate of innovation in communications and information technology. Brigadier Ted Flint, who has been Signal Officer-in-Chief (Army) for ten months, will set out his vision for a Corps which will continue to add increasing value to the Army and Nation in the face of these challenges.


Brigadier Ted Flint Brigadier Ted Flint studied mathematics and engineering at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge before joining the Royal Signals in 1982. Following officer training at Sandhurst he served in Germany, Northern Ireland, Blandford and the Gulf (during Operation GRANBY). He took a Master’s degree in Defence Technology at the Royal Military College of Science before attending Division 1 of the Army Staff College in 1992. After a tour in Whitehall working in Resources and Programmes (Army), he commanded 1st Mechanized Brigade Headquarters and Signal Squadron (in Tidworth and Bosnia).

On promotion to lieutenant colonel in 1996 he served as Military Assistant to Director General Land Systems in the Procurement Executive then, in 1998, took command of 1st (United Kingdom) Armoured Division Headquarters and Signal Regiment (in Herford and Bosnia). In 2000 he was promoted to colonel and moved to Rheindahlen as Assistant Chief of Staff G6 in Headquarters Allied Command Europe Rapid Reaction Corps. He moved in 2001 to Headquarters Land Command where he ran the G6 Branch.

In September 2004 he was promoted to Brigadier and took up the new appointment of Director Logistics Information in the Defence Logistics Organization at Bath. In November 2006, he was appointed the Commandant of the Defence College of Communications and Information Systems and Commander Blandford Garrison and on 2nd November 2007, he assumed the appointment of Signal Officer in Chief (Army).

Brigadier Flint is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical Engineers, a Fellow of the British Computer Society, a Chartered Engineer and a Chartered Information Technology Professional. He and his wife Gillian have two children: Hattie (19) and William (16) and live in Blandford. He spends his spare time walking, reading, learning to play blues on the piano and bass guitar, and studying for a Master’s degree (in mathematics) with the Open University.

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