Royal Corps of Signals information

Gwrthodwyd y cais gan British Army.

Dear British Army,

Could you provide the following:

1) Is 8 Engineer Brigade's CIS Troop part of the Royal Engineers or Royal Signals, and could you provide their current location

2) Does 38th (Irish) Brigade and the SIG have a separate signal troop, or just RCS personnel attached to their HQ?

3) Could you clarify the following; is 13 Signal Regiment due to move to 1 ISR Bde in the future? Or will it remain under 1 Signal Brigade? According to this FOI(A): Army/Sec/21/02/FOI2019/06365, 13 Signal Regiment was due to come under 1 ISR Bde.

4) Could you advise if the ARRC Military Police Battalion is still active, and could you confirm this battalion is under 1 (UK) Signal Bde?

Yours faithfully,

Justin Zacchi

Army Sec-Group (MULTIUSER), British Army

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Dear Mr Zacchi

 

Please find attached a letter in response to your recent Freedom of
Information request to the Ministry of Defence.

 

Regards,

 

Army Policy & Secretariat | Org & Basing

Army Headquarters | IDL 24 | Blenheim Building | Marlborough Lines |
ANDOVER | SP11 8HJ

Dear Army Sec-Group (MULTIUSER),

Hello, recently I received an email regarding many FOI(A)s here: Army/Sec/St/Army/FOIs2020/12534/12523/
13032/13033/13123/13110/13126/13128/13350/
13375/13567

I can advise the department there have been a few issues, as the following requests are not mine:
FOI2020/13087, FOI2020/13144, FOI2020/13258, and Army/Sec/Basing/FOI2020/12143.

Also, in addition you can disregard FOI2020/12523 (as I've wanted to remove it, as I got an answer).

Yours sincerely,

Justin Zacchi

Army Sec-Group (MULTIUSER), British Army

Dear Mr Zacchi,

As advised in our letter dated 10 December, Section 12(4) of the Freedom of Information Act allows us to aggregate requests made by one person, or by different persons who appear to the public authority to be acting in concert or in pursuance of a campaign. As we have reason to believe that you are working in concert with the other requestors, your requests have been aggregated with those from the other requestors.

Regards

Army Policy & Secretariat | Org & Basing
Army Headquarters | IDL 24 | Blenheim Building | Marlborough Lines | ANDOVER | SP11 8HJ

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Dear British Army,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of British Army's handling of my FOI request 'Royal Corps of Signals information'.

I'm not working with anyone else with regard to my interest in the RCS. I feel this is a very improper way to deal with people trying to gain information.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/r...

Yours faithfully,

Justin Zacchi

CIO-FOI-IR (MULTIUSER), British Army

Dear Justin Zacchi

 

Receipt is acknowledged of your email of 12 December, received on 14
December, in which you requested an internal review of your request under
the FOI Act, which relates to our reference FOI2020/13567. 

 

However, can you please confirm which requests are subject to the internal
review please?

 

We should also advise that you should perhaps wait for the outcome of the
internal review before raising new requests for the same or similar
information.

 

Regards,

MOD Information Rights Compliance Team

 

 

 

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Dear CIO-FOI-IR (MULTIUSER),

Hello, yes I'm request an internal review, because the way my request was handled was rather lackluster and I was brought into the realm of working with another person, who seems to have requested the same information.

As per my original message, I can advise the department there have been a few issues, as the following requests are not mine:
FOI2020/13087, FOI2020/13144, FOI2020/13258, and Army/Sec/Basing/FOI2020/12143.

So, what does this all mean to me? Well, I feel trying to single me out for trying to find out more information as most of it isn't available online. I also feel that because the Foi Secretariat who went through this should review their message again, as many of these requests are in-fact not mine, and this person is in no-way related to me or my information.

Yours sincerely,

Justin Zacchi

CIO-FOI-IR (MULTIUSER), British Army

Dear Justin Zacchi

Thank you for your email of 17 December. We will now look into your complaint and conduct an internal review of the handling of your requests under the FOI Act.

The Department's target for completing internal reviews is 20 working days and we therefore aim to complete the review and respond to you by 20 January 2021. While we are working hard to achieve this, in the interests of providing you with a realistic indication of when you should expect a response, the majority are currently taking between 20 and 40 working days to complete. The review will involve an independent assessment of the handling of this request and the outcome.

We should also advise that the measures implemented by the Department to prevent the spread of COVID-19 may continue to impact upon our ability to complete the review within the above timescale but we will aim to provide you with an update, if necessary.

Regards,
MOD Information Rights Compliance Team

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Dear CIO-FOI-IR (MULTIUSER),

I understand COVID, especially in the United Kingdom, has been sever, but can you advise if my request is being worked on?

Yours sincerely,

Justin Zacchi

CIO-FOI-IR (MULTIUSER), British Army

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    20210217 Rev Mr Zacchi Aggregation of requests MOD final internal review.pdf

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From: CIO-FOI-IR (MULTIUSER)
Sent: 17 February 2021 19:19
Subject: 20210217-Rev-Mr Zacchi-Internal review of various requests

 

Dear Mr Zacchi

 

Please see attached MOD’s internal review of your various requests.

 

Regards,

MOD Information Rights Compliance Team