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Royal Signals Boy Soldiers arrived at Rawlinson Barracks later renamed Denbury Camp Newton Abbot South Devon on 19th September 1955 when 6 (Boys) Training Regiment was moved from Beverley and Brayton in Yorkshire

April 1957 the unit was renamed the Junior Leaders Regiment Royal Signals

December 1959 the Regiment was reorganised into two squadrons of five troops with each troop being affiliated to a regular Royal Signals Regiment after recruit training the Junior Leader remained with the same troop until output previously the Regiment consisted of junior and senior troops

Recruiting increased and April 1963 a new squadron and two new troops were formed now the Regiment consisted of three squadrons of four troops in each.

1965 there was a change of policy and fewer numbers were recruited to Denbury and on the 8th September one troop per squadron was disbanded Romulus – Kohima – Francisca

April 1966 Alexander Squadron and Jerboa Troop was disbanded the Regiment was now down to two squadrons each with four troops

Jan 1967 all named troops were disbanded and became 1-7 Troops depending on age with 7 being the next output troop

The disbandment parade was held on 10th August 1967 when the Junior Leaders who did not graduated into man service moved to the Army Apprentice College Harrogate to complete their boy service training those selected for Technician and Telegraph Operator training had moved to Harrogate earlier in 1967.

The aim of this website is to show a historical record for the Junior Leaders Regiment Royal Signals and is now dedicated to Robert William Frederick Wathen RIP also known as “Taff” – 2 June 1945 to 30 June 2019 – who is sadly missed by many.

Latest News updated 21 June 2024

Thanks go to the Royal Signals Museum – Wire magazine – Mid Devon Advertiser – Western Morning News also Denbury Boys and staff who are in touch have contributed items and have made the important financial donations to make this all possible.

The owner Stephen W Wright does not warrant or guarantee that the information on this website is accurate or complete I have researched to ensure the accuracy of the information displayed however much detail is missing due to incomplete documentation. denburyjuniorleaders.com cannot accept any act or omissions arising from displaying the information therein all information may be changed or deleted at any time without notice

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Commanding Officer's

1955–1956 Lt Col RA Connor
1956–1959 Lt Col RE Baker OBE
1959–1961 Lt Col LHM Gregory MBE
1961–1964 Lt Col A Holifield MC
1964–1967 Lt Col DE Higgins MBE


1955–1958 WOI Thompson MBE
1958–1960 WOI FJ Pavey
1960–1961 WOI JR Latimer BEM
1961–1963 WOI SG Pavey
1963–1964 WOI D Haughey
1964–1965 WOI WT Leeson
1965–1967 WOI MBF Garland