County Office – Oxford


The Rifles Oxford Office is co-located with A Company, 7 RIFLES in Edward Brook Barracks, Abingdon, Oxfordshire.

The office is manned by an Administrative Officers.

Rifles Offices provide the focal point for all Rifles regimental affairs within their counties and coordinate the activities across the regulars, reserves, cadets associations and the wider communities, collectively known as the 5 Pillars of the Regiment. They promote the longevity of The Rifles with emphasis on providing assistance with the recruitment of soldiers and officers, the welfare of serving soldiers and their families and veterans, and the pursuit of successful Public Relations in support of The Rifles.

Day to day they are involved in planning and organising and publicising local Regimental sporting, social or input to public events i.e. Freedoms or local county shows.

They are the link into their local communities for all matters concerning our serving riflemen and our veterans.

Recent Activities and Events

In May 7 RIFLES exercised the Freedom of Oxford with support from 4 RIFLES, Oxfordshire (The Rifles Battalion) Army Cadet Force and the RGJ Association Oxford branch. The Freedom was granted anew to the Rifles and accepted by Maj Gen Patrick Sanders. 

July saw the annual band concert at Edward Brooks Barracks where an excellent performance by the Waterloo Band and Bugles was supported by buglers from the Light Infantry and Rifles Buglers Association.

 Also during the month the Rifles Officers Oxford Club hosted the Veterans Advisory & Pensions Committee for a networking curry lunch following a high profile meeting at which local MP’s Ed Vaisey and Nicola Blackwood were present.

Early in September the Waterloo Band gave a free lunchtime concert at Oxford Town Hall and on the same day 7 RIFLES recruitment team mounted displays in Oxford.

Forthcoming Events

A supper event for cadet officers at Edward Brooks Barracks hosted by Brig Rob Thomson as Colonel Greater London and Home Counties is planned for Monday 19th October.

On Sunday 8th May 2016 the Rifles has been invited to exercise the Freedom of Reading.

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