The more we searched the internet for information and twiddled knobs to make the equipment work, the more we realized that the equipment ‘know how’ and stories of the ‘Cold War’ and beginnings of ‘Peacekeeping’ were being forgotten. There were memorials and school projects for the World Wars and Korea but very few reminders to recall how Peace was kept, how the equipment worked or the lives of those dedicated to make it work.
The aim of the Vintage Signal Team is to create a memorial that is mobile and can be taken into the schools and into Events. Our visitors can experience the equipment and learn the stories of the Signalers who kept the Communications ‘In and working’ throughout the Cold War and the many ‘Peacekeeping’ deployments.
When the memorial arrives at the school or event the visitors will experience a little of a Signaler’s life as our trained volunteers show the equipment and share the tales from the memoriam book about the Rad Ops and tele type operators’ members whose names will be inscribed on a plaque in the cab.
The truck presently under reconstruction is a CRTTZ variant. This was chosen because there are fewer members who remember how these trucks operated and it is more difficult to locate both memories and missing equipment. The sooner we complete the memorial, the better experience our visitors will have. If you would like to be part of this project or have stories and memorabilia to help our truck come alive please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or