The Rifles' core impressions are the Regular and Service battalions of the Rifle Brigade and Kings Royal Rifle Corps in the Great War of 1914/18. The Territorial Force are covered by the Rifle battalions of the London Regiment and our county regiment impression is that of the 8th Battalion, The Hampshire Regiment, The Isle of Wight Rifles. Our members have acquired uniforms and equipment to portray the Rifleman in every year of the Great War on the Western Front, and the Middle East.
We also have a small Royal Engineer section covering chemical warfare,signalling, and transport.
Another important aspect of the Great War was the home front, here our members remember those men and women who kept the home fires burning.
SECOND WORLD WAR For a few year now the Rifles have concentrated on our Second World War impression, with our members attending several anniversaries in Britain and Europe.
Once again the home front is not forgotten, our members remember those men and women of perhaps Britain's greatest generation who endured the dark days of the Second World War on the home front.
The Kings Royal Rifle Corp Memorial, Menin Road, Ypres
The Queen Victoria Rifles Memorial, Hill 60
31st March -1st April. Fort Luton, Chatham.Training and Living History Event.
2/3rd June. Shoreham Fort.
17th June. RMA Sandhurst Heritage Day.
30th June. Armed Forces Day,E.Grinstead
4th July. Freedom of Folkestone.
15th July. Flying Legands,IWM Duxford.
21st July. Belgian Independence Day Parade,Brussels.
4/5th August. Batemans.
11th August. Anniversary of Battle of Amiens. Tank Museum,Bovington
23rd August. Gt Dorset Steam Fair
15/16th September. Chiltern Open Air Museum, Great War Event.
During the Second World War as British men and women signed up to serve in the Armed Forces the civilian population found they also had an important role to play in the protection of their homeland from the Nazi threat.