In the centre of the blue field there is a stylized image of an antenna with the globe at the end of it. The antenna emits radio waves.
The emblem of Signal and Radio Corps is placed in the lower part of the pin. It represents a winged bunch of lightning over which a little star of red enamel in the centre.
The pin badge is connected, with a loop and a ring, to a a golden rectangular bar painted with red enamel. The text on the block reads: “Glory to Soviet Signal Corps.”
The pin badge is made of aluminium alloy with a safety pin fastening. The method of painting is cold enamel.
The pin badge was produced in the USSR in the 1980s, and has been never reproduced.
The pin badge is considered to be a valuable collector’s item.
The Soviet signal corps was the specialized troops, composed of communications units and signal centers and of supply, repair, and other subunits, whose function was to ensure communications and the control of troops.
The history of Soviet Signal Corps traces back to October, 1919, when a signal corps chief of the Red Army was appointed and the Signal Corps Administration set up upon the instructions of V. I. Lenin.
In November, 1919 the Higher Electrotechnical School (later – the Military Electrotechnical Academy of Communications) was set up.
During the World War II combat orders were awarded to about 600 signal corps units, and the title of Hero of the Soviet Union was conferred on 290 signal corps soldiers.
In the postwar period the structure of the signal corps was radically reorganized, and the signal corps was armed with modern communications equipment.