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Where are the Rifles regiment based?

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Asked by: John Wright

The Band and Bugles of The Rifles is the most senior band in the regiment based in the Rifles. The central Band of The Rifles are based at Sir John Moore Barracks in Winchester.

Where are 5 rifles based?

Bulford, Wiltshire

5 RIFLES is based in Bulford, Wiltshire as an Armoured Infantry battalion, equipped with the Warrior Armoured Fighting Vehicle. As one of the most potent war-fighting infantry battalions, it is a part of the 20th Armoured Infantry Brigade within 3rd (UK) Division.

Where is 2 rifles based?

Northern Ireland

2 RIFLES. Another light infantry battalion, 2 RIFLES is based at Thiepval Barracks, Lisburn, in Northern Ireland. They deployed on several tours to Iraq and Afghanistan, including to Basra during some of the most intense fighting.

Where are the 3rd Battalion The Rifles based?


Currently the battalion is based in Edinburgh as a light infantry battalion. In 2019, the battalion deploys to Iraq for INP mentoring and training.

What 4 regiments formed The Rifles?

The Rifles’ History
It was forged from four of the finest Infantry Regiments in the British Army: The Devonshire & Dorset Light Infantry, The Light Infantry, The Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire & Wiltshire Light Infantry, and The Royal Green Jackets.

Are 3 rifles moving to Catterick?

While 3 Rifles are based in Edinburgh, they are due to move to Catterick in North Yorkshire from 2021 and recruit large numbers of soldiers from Yorkshire, with dozens of those on the exercise hailing from the region.

What is the biggest regiment in the British Army?

The Royal Irish regiment

The Royal Irish regiment
It is the largest infantry regiment in the British army, with four battalions in operation. One is based in Canterbury and the other three are based in Northern Ireland.

Where is the Royal Artillery based?

From its beginnings, the Royal Artillery has been based at Woolwich, in south-east London. In 2003 it was decided to move the headquarters to Larkhill on Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire (the RA’s training ground, where the Royal School of Artillery has been based since 1915).

What regiment is based in Lisburn?

The 1st (Regular) Battalion is based in England at Clive Barracks, Shropshire and the 2nd (Reserve) Battalion headquarters is in Lisburn, Co Antrim.

What brigade are The Rifles in?

They were soon renamed the “Rifle Corps”. In January 1803, they became an established regular regiment and were titled the 95th Regiment of Foot (Rifles).

Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort’s Own)
Type Infantry
Role Light infantry
Size 4 Battalions in Peacetime (28 during the Great War)

Why do The Rifles wear a green beret?

The Rifles belt buckle badge and cap badge. In 2007 the order of battle of the British Army was changed. The end of the Cold War in 1989 removed the need for a standing army in Germany of the size required to act as a deterrent to any attack on the West by the Warsaw Pact.

Where is the Royal Tank Regiment based?

Tidworth, Wiltshire

The Royal Tank Regiment is based in Tidworth, Wiltshire on Salisbury Plain.

Where are the Household Cavalry based?

The Household Cavalry Regiment, based at Combermere Barracks in Windsor, is the corps’ operational wing of four squadrons, two from each of the guards cavalry regiments. It fights as part of the Royal Armoured Corps, though in terms of precedence the Household Cavalry is a corps of its own.

What regiment is based at Bovington?

the Royal Armoured Corps Centre

In 1937 the Central Schools became the Armoured Fighting Vehicles School, with a Gunnery Wing at Lulworth and a Driving and Maintenance and Signals Wings at Bovington. In 1947 Bovington became the Royal Armoured Corps Centre and in 1952 the ‘Boys’ Squadron RAC‘ became the Junior Leaders Regiment.