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It’s National Poetry Day 2016!

[cd_row][cd_column width=”span12″][cd_text] For National Poetry Day 2016, we would like to share a poem “To Reflect and Remember” by former Serjeant Paul Cocoran, which has been adapted for The Rifles today. Feel free to share your own contribution with us, using #nationalpoetryday #therifles to the @TheRiflesCol on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To Reflect and Remember The Officers and Soldiers we all once knew                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     The good times the hard times the compo stew The training was Read more…

By Melanie, ago
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‘19240: Shrouds of the Somme’: 6 RIFLES Mark the Battle of the Somme 100 Years On

1st July 2016 marks the centennial anniversary of the Battle of the Somme; the bloodiest day in the British Army’s history. There have been many events across the country that have marked various anniversaries from the First World War, and in particular, the Battle of the Somme. In April 2016, HQ Company 6 RIFLES were tasked with providing seven soldiers to unveil a national art project at the Exeter Guildhall, Devon. Each soldier took up Read more…

By Volunteer, ago
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Getting the Museum ‘Squared Away’

After the rush of the school holidays, we are taking a moment to catch our breath and giving the collections some much needed TLC. Whilst the fingerprints on our cases are a testament to the enjoyment of our younger visitors have found amongst the displays, they can be disruptive for our other museum visitors. So volunteers Rachel and David joined museum staff, Melanie and Evie, to clean the display cases inside and out. The objects Read more…

By Volunteer, ago
Announcements

Getting Ready for our Touring Exhibition

We are thrilled to announce that to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of the Formation of The Rifles, we are planning to send a touring exhibition across the UK. Within the exhibition, we hope to feature stories and objects that reflect the ethos of The Rifles from the past 10 years. We are currently looking for contributions or suggestions from across the Regiment and those connected to the Regiment. If you have a contribution to make Read more…

By Melanie, ago
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The Rifles Collection Proudly Presents…

Our new Afghanistan Gallery! We have been working hard over the past months to design and re-display the Afghanistan exhibition in the museum. We have put new text panels up telling the story of The Rifles in Afghanistan and the numerous operations they were involved in, as well as introduce new and exciting objects for you, our visitors, to see. One of the highlights of this new exhibition is a motorbike used by Taliban insurgents. It is the Read more…

By Melanie, ago
Acquistions

Donate or sell? Why not do both?

The Rifles Collection, as the  Regimental Museum of The Rifles, is always keen to acquire new items relating to The Rifles. However, we understand that sometimes these items have a monetary value outside of the Regiment, such as paintings and medals. This can sometimes make the choice between donating an item to the museum or selling it on for cash, a difficult decision. However, the museum can offer far more than these two options. With Read more…

By Melanie, ago
Acquistions

The Rifles Collection’s ‘Acquisition’s Fund’

For those of you that have visited the museum are aware, we rely heavily on grants and the generous donations of our supporters, and are trying to do as much as possible with our limited Ministry of Defence funding to tell the story of The Rifles, which is why we are appealing to you to support us. We are hoping to raise the funds to purchase a medal set, to secure a piece of The Read more…

By Melanie, ago
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New Year, New Gallery…

This month has been an exciting start to 2016 for The Rifles Collection. We have been working hard to re-design and re-develop our gallery space to bring new objects and stories onto display. The gallery itself has expanded so that we can tell our visitors more about The Rifles and the work they carry out. As 2016 continues, we will also continue to develop the museum. We plan to take social media by storm and Read more…

By Melanie, ago
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Happy New Year from The Rifles Collection

Happy New Year from all of the staff at The Rifles Collection! 2016 looks to be another exciting year for the museum. Keep checking our website for updates on all the events we are hosting at the museum throughout the year. We have recently updated our website, adding new and exciting features for you to enjoy. We are taking social media by storm in 2016, so like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and be sure Read more…

By Melanie, ago
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New Afghanistan/Herrick Gallery – Looking forward in 2015

The museum currently has part of the gallery closed for refurbishment as we will be updating our Afghanistan/Herrick gallery. This gallery will show The Rifles’ and their changing roles in Afghanistan from all seven Battalions. Any suggestions or donations for displays are always greatly appreciated. The picture is a sneak preview of one of our Afghanistan showcases and will tell visitors about The Rifles’ interactions with Afghan locals and culture, focussing on hospitality. The role Read more…

By Melanie, ago