rifles

  1. untallguy

    Robert Craufurd The Man & The Myth

    Robert Craufurd The Man & The Myth is by Ian Fletcher, a leading authority on the Peninsular War and Wellington's Army. This biography of Craufurd tells the story of the officer who commanded Wellington's Light Division in the Peninsular War and died during the storming of Ciudad Rodrigo in...
  2. A

    Questions Regarding the Rifles Regiment

    Hey everyone, What I'd like to know is how they decide who to send where after basic, Is it a matter of skill and capabilities or is it decided on a first come first serve basis? Does anyone have any regiment suggestions that I should research, I was born In England but raised In Scotland and...
  3. Rotten Chompers

    Rifles Reserve - Courses

    Hi Everyone, I'm interested in joining the Army Reserve. The Rifles have stood out for me because of the variety of bases and roles they carry out. As a soldier in the Army Reserve (Rifles in particular) what kind of courses are available to complete and how long would I be looking at serving...
  4. R

    How long do promotion courses take? Are they different lengths per regiment?

    How long do promotion courses take? Are they different lengths per regiment? Is it common for people to fail?
  5. E

    Canadian DND dictates RIFLEMAN rank/title “too gender specific”

    Comrades of the Black Mafia, Be advised that the WOKE and PC Brigade of the Canadian Department of National Defence has recently pressured our fellow Rifle regiments to desist from using the Rank/Term of “RIFLEMAN” . They declared that this term was too GENDER SPECIFIC ...... suggesting that the...
  6. Pteranadon

    The Light Division in the Peninsular War 1811-1814

    This is the second volume of a two part history of the Light Division in the Peninsular War. It does justice to the story of the light troops, infantry cavalry and gunners, that screened the British Armies in the Peninsular. It tells of actions missed in big picture accounts that skip from one...
  7. S

    Whats the difference in infantry regiments?

    So, I applied for the Army in July 2019. Its been a bit of a long process. I applied for the parachute regiment, took PRAC in February but unfortunately failed. I've been given the opportunity to retake in August. I'm much more prepared this time round, I know what to expect and my fitness has...
  8. U

    Paras vs Rifles

    Hi there. Trying to decide weather to go paras or rifles. If the training is similar for the most part besides p company ill probably go for paras. Im under the impression training from day 1 with the paras is a a lot harder than normal infantry regiments such as rifles. Mentally Id like to...
  9. S

    The Rifles 4

    Hi was looking at potentially joining the rifles as an officer next year and was wondering if I’m able to get in and there are positions available would I be able to go straight to Rifles 4 or would I be sent to another battalion first?
  10. L

    Unsure of Regiment

    Hello, this is my first post on here, so apologies if I’m posting this in the wrong forum. I’ve recently applied for the Army as an infantry soldier, and I’m completely unsure of which regiment to join. I live in North Wales and my preference would be light infantry. I’ve looked into The Welsh...
  11. R

    Keyboard warrior upsets the Brass

    I searched but could not find a link... Soldier charged after 'going rogue' during computer game on virtual battlefield Three weeks of gaming - I could just wish for at the moment but apparently, the Brass don't like it when someone returns a result on their training scenarios based around...
  12. LongStride

    Army infantry reserve questions?

    Hello and Good Afternoon, I’ve spent a few weeks looking on forums and various army websites but I can’t seem to find the answers I need. I work for my self as a digital designer. I generally spend 40 hours a week designing and doing admin. I earn less then £10.000 a year meaning I can’t pay...
  13. L

    what exactly is different about 4th rifles? got a few questions about them.

    So I see they are ''specialised infantry'', what does this mean? how is it different to 1 or 2 rifles? also ive read somewhere that 4th battalion is mostly for officers so would I have any chance getting them as a normal private? I understand they do a lot of training of foreign troops, but...
  14. B

    Joining the infantry

    I have plans within the next year or so to join the rifles possibly however the one thing that's swaying me about that decision is the life after service. I've been told to go for a trade but unfortunately i am not so heavily technically minded plus i wanted to spend my career in what i think is...
  15. O

    How long does reserve training last

    Hi, I have just started the joining process for the reserves for my gap year and time at uni as a soldier, I understand the whole phase 1 and alpha and bravo training bits but how long will the whole process take. Would it take me a whole year until I'm a soldier or can I basically do the...
  16. O

    How long does Reserve training take

    Hi, I have just started the joining process for the reserves for my gap year and time at uni as a soldier, I understand the whole phase 1 and alpha and bravo training bits but how long will the whole process take. Would it take me a whole year until I'm a soldier or can I basically do the...
  17. J

    Army Officer Regiment choice

    So I'm wondering about potential regiment choices. I was thinking a Helicopter Pilot Officer in the AAC, however I have been researching and have read that a flying career lasts around five years. I've also heard the reg is also difficult to get into, but I haven't totally ruled it out. Can...
  18. Dannyy.simo

    REME rece mech or rifles

    I'm wondering what would be the best choice as I've always wanted to go in the infantry and people have been saying getting a trade is the best choice? What's your thoughts infantry or recovery mech? I heard rece mech has abit of combat in there as combat is what I want? What's dose Recovery...
  19. G

    Rifles waiting list

    I've heard that to join the rifles there's a waiting list, why? How long is it? Does this stop me from joining at 16? Is it possible to fastrack? Thanks for support.
  20. G

    Rifles waiting list

    I've heard about the rifles having a big waiting list, can someone explain this to me. Also, why have u never heard of rifles JS at Harrogate. Appreciated help
  21. Bloomsbury Rifles

    Rifle Regiments & Masonic lodges go together

    Many Regiments and Units have close links to masonic lodges the lifestyle and morals of a Rifleman sits well with the masonic code. Some with a history as long as the regiment itself. The support structure of the lodges and the charities they support can have a great positive effect on the...
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