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In the view of this editor/publisher the original inclusion of short explanations of the function and operation of the various items of the equipment, as well as (where practicable) cross-referencing to associated equipment was and remains useful and valuable. A large proportion of the publication was devoted to line equipment including field telephone sets, line terminal equipment, repeaters, VF units, exchanges, telegraph and teleprinter equipment. Various visual signalling instruments such as the Heliograph and Signalling Lamps were also included.



Preview pages WftW Compendium 6

The table of contents and a number of selected pages from Compendium 6 can be downloaded as pdf's from the Downloads page. Please keep in mind that the printed size of the pages is in A5 format, the original size of the book.


Read the review by Chris Jones, G8GFB, originally published on the website of the Wireless Set No. 19 group Royal Signals.

First published April 2013 by Louis Meulstee, Ottersum, Holland.

ISBN 978 90 819271 5 4

WftW Compendium 6 cover large.

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Wireless for the Warrior  Compendium 6 is a facsimile reprint of ‘SIGNAL and WIRELESS STORES, Notes On Equipment, Volume IV’,  a British World War 2 publication issued by the Training Establishment, Royal Army Ordnance Corps (RAOC), ‘F’ Branch, located at Donnington in the U.K.


Originally intended as a training guide for RAOC personnel, ‘Notes on Equipment, Volume IV’ gives an interesting and fairly complete view of standard Army Signal and Wireless equipment issued in the early war period. Apart from the (obvious) care and handling of Signal Stores, the publication included essential basic theory of electricity, magnetism and all forms of electric power employed in the Army, in addition to wireless theory including valve principles. It also covered the essentials of a complete wireless station and explained the ‘X’ and ‘Y’ classes of stores. As might be expected, the WD condenser code  and sections on differences of wires, cords and cables were incorporated.

Although not a strict stores reference book, it covered W, Y and Z stores vocabulary numbers in the complete station lists.