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‘Rifles Network’ website!

This website is for you the Regimental Family, which includes all those who sit within the 5 Pillars of the Regiment; Regulars, Reserves, Cadets, Associations and communities.

We aim to share: regular updates, news of events and activities, interesting and exciting information, features and articles which are all accessible via the top tabs and links at the side of each page.

5 Pillars of The Regiment


3 RIFLES Royal Guard

In July 2016, 39 Riflemen of C Company were given the honour of stepping up as Her Majesty the Queen’s Royal Guard during Edinburgh’s Royal Week.

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Salamanca Day and Royal Visit

This year, the Third Battalion was obliged to celebrate Salamanca Day early on the 13th of July due to leave and the impending Op TEMPERER commitment. The day happily coincided with the Pass Off of the IPJNCO Cadre.

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Infantry Potential Junior Non Commissioned Officer Cadre

On Monday the 6th of June 2016 one hundred and ten eager and hopeful Riflemen from across the regiment formed up on the parade square at Dreghorn Barracks.

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Exercise Golden Owl

As part of 1 RIFLES ongoing Defence Engagement with the Kazakh Armed Forces, a team was sent to represent the UK in the international sniper competition known as Exercise Golden Owl. This competition is held every two years, hosted by the Kazakh Armed Forces and is the third time 1 RIFLES have participated.

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Lourdes_personal_account_group_photo_650_x_366Exercise NOBLE PARTNER

When C Company was originally told they were going to Georgia to deploy on a three-week multinational NATO exercise, many assumed the destination was the American state.  However it soon became clear that C Company, commanded by Major Dave Godfrey, was going to the Republic of Georgia, the former Soviet state situated at the intersection between Europe and Asia.

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