The 7th Battalion The Rifles is part of 38 (Irish) Brigade headquartered in Reading, Berkshire. The Battalion has Company and Platoon locations covering Wiltshire, the Home Counties and London. As a light infantry battalion they have recently deployed soldiers to Kabul and Cyprus and on a training mission to Uganda. This has continued on a culture of operational deployment that has sustained members of the Battalion on operations since 2007. A history of successful interaction with the local community was further strengthened during the winter flooding with significant support provided to civilian services. The Battalion is heavily committed to both employer and community engagement and supporting the wider Army’s recruiting effort. The Battalion is paired with 2 RIFLES under the Army 2020 structure and enjoys a very close relationship. The Battalion also conducted adventurous training involving skiing, kayaking, sailing and diving.


7 RIFLES Royal Colonel

Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Gloucester GCVO