The Rifles is the largest Infantry Regiment in the British Army
At its heart the Regiment offers its Riflemen at every rank unparalleled opportunities to realise their inherent potential through postings, tasks, education and training. We are committed to identifying, applying and developing the intellect in our people.
Field Marshal His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh KG KT OM GBE AC QSO PC
On 1 Feb 2007, as a result of the Future Army Structure programme, The Rifles were formed.
The 5 Pillars of the Regiment is the basic structure on which the Regimental family is based and includes:
- Regulars – 5 Battalions
- Reserves – 2 Battalions, an independent Company and 2 Bands
- Cadets – in excess pf 240 RIFLES capbadged Detachments and 49 Combined Cadet Forces
- Associations (forming and antecedent Regiments) – Veterans, Sports Club and Officers’ Clubs
- Communities/families – 65 Freedoms, 47 Afiliations
Click on the side bars to learn more about the how each of the 5 Pillars support each another.
We will regularly focus on a different Rifleman on this feature page.
200 soldiers from 3 RIFLES headed to the United States to join American troops on a major training exercise in Louisiana.
Riflemen Undertake Public Order Training
Around 150 Riflemen from A and B Company 4 Rifles carried out a week long training exercise focusing on public order in the area of Longmoor.