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The Shop 2018

If you come down to the museum today you’re in for a big surprise… It doesn’t quite fit the nursery rhyme, but if you haven’t been to the museum in a while, you would not know that we have some new items in the museum’s shop: teddy bears wearing their own Rifles t-shirts and wristbands in the Rifles colours, amongst other things.  Maybe after looking round the museum, you could have your own teddy bears Read more…

By Melanie, ago
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The Rifles Collect

The Rifles Collect is the Regimental Prayer of The Rifles: O Almighty God, the sure stronghold of each succeeding age, guard us your servants of The Rifles. That we may uphold and be worthy of the great traditions bound up in our former Regiments, and as we were chosen to be swift and bold may we seek with courage you grace in every time of need and so be patient and persevering in running the Read more…

By Melanie, ago
Announcements

It’s almost 2018…

2017 has been a busy year for us here at The Rifles Collection and we can’t believe 2018 is almost here! Lots of changes have been happening, but a lot have been ‘behind the scenes’ changes, so we thought we’d taken this opportunity to let our visitors know all about them. The museum now has its own Trust, previously, it was under The Rifles Regimental Trust, now it is an independent Trust – The Rifles Read more…

By Melanie, ago
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Medal Sets Appeal

The Regimental Museum of The Rifles is appealing for medal sets for its’ collection. If you are currently serving in the Regiment and hold a Conspicuous Gallantry Cross, Military Cross, George Medal or Queen’s Gallantry Medal – please get in touch! We would like to create a replica set of medals from those serving in the Regiment. You will be able to keep your medals but your story will be shown in the museum. If you have Read more…

By Melanie, ago
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On Parade! 2017

This Sunday, 18th June 2017, is Winchester’s Military Museums’ annual Armed Forces Day event, On Parade! The event begins at 11:00 and will run until 15:00. It will feature live music courtesy of The Spitfire Sisters and The Rifles Band and Bugles, along with displays of modern military vehicles provided by the British Army as well as various re-enactors for some historical flavour. The event is free to attend and all of Winchester’s Military Museums Read more…

By Volunteer, ago
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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