Category: The Rifles

Categories: British Army

The Rifles is a current infantry regiment of the British Army.

Formed in 2007, it consists of five Regular and two (three from 2017) Reserve battalions, plus a number of companies in other Army Reserve battalions. The Rifles was formed by the amalgamation of the four Light Infantry and Rifle Regiments of the Light Division:

  • The Devonshire and Dorset Light Infantry
  • The Light Infantry
  • The Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Light Infantry
  • The Royal Green Jackets


Since formation the regiment has been involved in combat operations, first in the later stages of the Iraq War and in the War in Afghanistan.



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