Corps of Signals 100th Anniversary
1911 - 2011

Photographs and Report on 14th Reunion at Jablapur: 13- 15 Feb 2011

Sunday, 22 May 2011

Dare Devils- World Records

In 01 may 1965, the DR Display Team of Corps of Signals was formally launched at 1 Signal Training Centre, Jabalpur. The first coach and captain of the Motor Cycle Team was Colonel SN Bhatia. The DR display team is stationed at Jabalpur and placed under command of Commandant 1 Signal Training Centre. The conduct of tour is controlled by Staff Duties Directorate, at the Army Headquarters. The Team, composed of 2 Officers, 2 Junior Commissioned Officers and 38 other ranks, is popularly called 'THE DARE DEVILS'. It has given excellent performances at various national events and has won appreciation. This team has performed even at the dizzy heights of Leh.
World Records
The Dare Devils' have to their credit FIVE World Records since 1991. Three of these World Records have been endorsed in Guinness Book of World Records
  • The first World Record was made at Gwalior in 1991 with 40 men on seven motor cycles covering a distance of 400 metres.
  • The second World Record was made at Pune in 1993 with 81 men on nine motor cycles covering a distance of 200 metres.
  • The third World record was made in 1996 with 140 men on eleven motorcycles covering a distance of 100 metres.
  • The fourth World record was made at Jabalpur in 2001 with 201 men on ten motorcycles covering a distance of 100 metres.
  • On 11 Jun 08 "DARE DEVILS" team has created a new Record by moving human pyramid of 251 men on 11 motorcycles covering a distance of 240 meters. The earlier record of 201 men on 10 Motorcycles and moving a distance of 129 meters on 05 Jul 2001 was also held by Corps of Signal DR Display Team.
    Honours and Awards
    It was a matter of pride for all Signallers while achieving a rare feet of being awarded one Shaura Chakra and three Sena Medals (Gallantry) during Independence Day 2007 and one PVSM, one AVSM and three VSM on Republic Day 2008. 12 COAS and 13 VCOAS Commendation Cards have been awarded to pers of Corps of Signals on the occasion of Independence Day 2008.
    Credit: Indian Army Webpage

    Corps History Part III covering period from 1947 to 1972
    The onerous task was assigned to Maj Gen VK Singh (Retd) and the book volume was released during the Commemoration Ceremony at the 14th Reunion cum Centenary Celebrations which concluded in 1 STC Jabalapur on 15 Feb 2011. click here

    Trivia from Corps History
    Who was Colonel Commandant, Indian Signal Corps in 1947- Independence Day?
    Gracey, Sir Douglas David, General (1894– 1964) Indian Army.
    When India was partitioned in 1947 Gracey became Chief of the General Staff and Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Pakistan Army before succeeding Frank Messervy as Commander-in-Chief Pakistan Army in 1948. Gracey did not send troops to the Kashmir front and refused to obey the order to do so given by Mohammad Ali Jinnah, Governor-General of Pakistan. Gracey argued that Jinnah as Governor-General represented the British Crown of which he himself was an appointee. Similar to Gracey, the early heads of Pakistan’s air force and naval force were Englishmen. He retired in 1951.
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