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.
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
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
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.