The Royal Canadian Corps of Signals were part of the Auxiliary Corps, which supported the Canadian D-Day Armed Forces. Signalmen were assigned to combat units in the 3rdCanadian Infantry Division and would prove to be key in ensuring smooth communications using Morse code and wireless equipment. They set up and maintained communication lines between the staff and the troops which also included radio, telephony, teletype, telegraph, motorcycle messenger service.
It was the wireless set, #19, built in Canada throughout the war, that proved key to Canadian Army’s field communications network with its ability to send Morse code over approximately 18 miles and voice about half that distance.
Signalers played a vital role in the war, while also facing all the dangers of an advancing army. They served the war effort with courage, skill and distinction.
The Royal Canadian Corps of Signals
This portrait is part of a series entitled “Storming Juno”.
• It is an open edition and printed on water colour paper using archival inks.
• The size is 12”x18” (for easy to find standard framing).
• The print and certificate of authenticity is signed by the artist Silvia Pecota.
• It is packaged in a clear envelope + archival board and shipped flat.