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RAF - JSSO Digby

Last modified: 20 Sep 2017

Country: United Kingdom    Region: Lincolnshire

Locale: Digby

Latitude: 53° 4' 0" N     Longitude: -1° 37' 0" E

Area use / Military Branches: Joint UK - US forces, NSA


RAF Digby historical:
A former WW2 airbase (RCAF). Its role changed in 1955, with the arrival of RAF 399th Signals Unit.
In 1959 RAF 591 Signals Unit and the Aerial Erectors School joined up at Digby.
54th Signals Unit joined up at RAF Digby (1969 - 1980).
399th Signals Unit reroled as Joint Service Signals Unit in 1998 and in 2005, the unit merged with the rest of the station becoming Joint Service Signals Wing (JSSW) and later Joint Service Sig Organisation (JSSO) Digby.

US NAVSECGRU DET Digby inherited a unique relationship with the Royal Navy as equal members of the first Combined Cryptologic Shore Support
Activity (CCSSA). Part of the Joint Service Signals Unit (JSSU), along with members of US forces; NSG Det personnel is fully integrated with and serves alongside UK armed forces personnel. 1995: Activation of NSGDet at RAF Digby;reassigned 2005 as Navy Information Operations Detachment (NIOD) Digby,

Current facts: operational and homebase of
- Joint Service Signals Org.HQ
- Joint Service Signal Unit
- 591 RAF Signals Unit
- Aerial Erector School

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