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1st Battalion, The Rifles

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Active  1st February 2007 –
Branch  British Army
Role  160 (Wales) Brigade
Country  United Kingdom
Type  Light Infantry
Size  Battalion
1st Battalion, The Rifles

1st Battalion, The Rifles (1 RIFLES) is a light infantry battalion of The Rifles under the command of 160 (Wales) Brigade.

History

The battalion formed on 25 December 2007 in Alma Barracks, Catterick Garrison as part of 52 Infantry Brigade, merging the single battalions of the Devonshire and Dorset Regiment and the Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiment. In August that year, the Battalion moved again to its permanent home of Beachley Barracks at Chepstow still under 52 Brigade, whose HQ had departed for Afghanistan.

From 2008 to 2012, it was attached to 3 Commando Brigade as the fourth manoeuvre unit of the Brigade alongside the three commandos of the Royal Marines.

References

1st Battalion, The Rifles Wikipedia


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