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Cadet Executive Officer

A vacancy has occurred for a full-time Cadet Executive Officer with Oxfordshire Army Cadet Force, to be based in Bicester. Applicants will ideally have a service background and have held the rank of major or equivalent. He/she will have experience of public and non-public funds, excellent communication and supervisory skills and a working knowledge of Microsoft Office. Salary £35.5k pa. For full details of the post and an application form, contact John Taylor, the Staff Officer at SE RFCA, Seely House, Shoe Lane, Aldershot, Hants, GU11 2HJ or email

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Shrouds of The Somme


6 RIFLES are assisting in a nationally recognised art project ‘Shrouds of the Somme’ running from 1-9 Jul 16.

Artist Rob Heard is hand stitching 19240 shrouded figures to be laid out in Northernhay Gardens located in the centre of Exeter City.

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Bugler Carries on Family Tradition And Prepares to Perform at Horse Guards

Rfn Elliott Hayward at the end of his Bugling Course with his father (2)

25 year old Rifleman Elliott Hayward from Portsmouth enlisted into The Rifles in March 2014. After completing his Combat Infantryman’s Course in Catterick he joined the 4th Battalion in Bulford and after only 4 days deployed to Canada. Elliott is a third generation Soldier and a second generation Rifleman.

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The Rifles Freedom Parade in Swindon


The Rifles exercised an ancient right to march through the streets of Swindon on Saturday 09 April 2016.

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Explorer Lt Col Henry Worsley dies

Henry Worsley the explorer

Explorer Lt Col Henry Worsley dies attempting unaided Antarctic crossing

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Launch of ‘The Febfest’ Arts Festival

Major (Retd) Chris Lawton

Major (Retd) Chris Lawton, County Secretary The Rifles Durham office, was delighted and honoured to open ‘The Febfest’ Arts Festival on 8 February in Bishop Auckland

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Commemoratve Paving Stone – Cpl Alfred George Drake VC

Corporal Alfred George Drake VC

The ceremonial unveiling of a WW1 VC Commemorative Paving Stone for Corporal Alfred George DRAKE VC

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Turning of the Pages ceremony


The Turning of the pages ceremony is an important link between todays Regiment and our forming and antecedent Regiments.

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Remembrance Week in London

Prince Harry talking to In-Pensioner Patrick Cody at the Rifles Plot on the
Field of Remembrance Westminster Abbey 5 Nov 2015

For The Rifles, the week in which Remembrance Sunday falls is always a busy one throughout the country, and not least in London.

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Unveiling Ceremony of VC Memorial


2nd Lieutenant Sidney Woodroffe

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In late July 2015 Ben and Rose Whitchurch returned from the Republic of Korea where Ben was an honoured guest of Korean War Veterans Association.

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SUVLA ceremony

c4c donation from Suvla 100

Thanks to the tremendous generosity of the people of Herefordshire, the recent Suvla 100 Commemoration raised £1321.43 for Care for Casualties….

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Major (Retired) R Yuill

Assistant Regimental Secretary Heritage, Major (Retired) Rob Yuill talks about how he became interested in British Army history