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8th Battalion The Rifles

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8 RIFLES is The Rifles' Reserve Infantry Battalion of the North East, Yorkshire and West Midlands and is paired with 2 RIFLES.

It will form in 2017, comprising of 500 part-time soldiers from a wide variety of backgrounds and has bases in North East, South and West Yorkshire, Birmingham and Shropshire. The Battalion will have three rifle companies and a headquarters company, each comprising approximately 100 soldiers, building upon existing RIFLES Reserve elements that already exist. The Battalion's principle mission is to train and prepare Reserve Riflemen for front line operations, where they serve alongside and integrated within Regular RIFLES units.