Announcements

RIFLES Remembrance

[cd_row][cd_column width=”span12″][cd_text] For November, we developed a theme of ‘RIFLES Remembrance’ with our Exhibitions Curator, Major Rob Yuill, working alongside military artist, Arabella Dorman to create this installation. The installation is based around the work of Arabella Dorman and our own small Field of Poppies, focusing on remembering our Riflemen fallen since 2007. The installation is open throughout November, normal opening times apply. The Regiment also commemorated their Fallen on Remembrance Sunday, from those who Read more…

By Melanie, ago
Annversaries

Today is National Poetry Day!

As today is National Poetry Day, we thought we would share a poem from The Rifles:   Be A Rifleman A flash, then a bang was the last thing I saw My Corporal shouted “GRENADE, THROUGH THAT DOOR!” My legs were heavy, I couldn’t catch my breath. When I opened the door I might meet my death.   But I remembered my training, What I’d learned every day. And suddenly all of my fears blew Read more…

By Melanie, ago
Announcements

RIFLES History on this day

RIFLES HISTORY TODAY – 24th September 1780, during The American War of Independence, Colonel Benedict Arnold of the US Continental Forces turns his coat and flees to the British Lines after his plot, to surrender the garrison of West Point to the crown forces, is discovered.  The connection to The Rifles? The discovery of Col Arnolds treachery had come about as the result of the capture of Major Andre of The Kings 54th (West Norfolk)Regiment Read more…

By Melanie, ago
Behind the Scenes

September at The Rifles Collection

Recently in September, The Rifles Collection took part in Heritage Open Day on Saturday 14 September. This year, Winchester Military Museums, as a whole, had the best figures since 2006, and there was a great atmosphere on the site. This was particularly in no small part to the re-enactors we had based on the site, as you can see in the photo below. The curators have also been out and about, visiting some of the Read more…

By Melanie, ago