• 7 Rifles

7th Battalion The Rifles


7 RIFLES is The Rifles' Reserve Infantry Battalion of London and the South. It is comprised of 500 part-time soldiers from a wide variety of backgrounds and has bases in London, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire and Wiltshire. The Battalion has three rifle companies and a headquarters company, each comprising approximately 100 soldiers, plus its accomplished, 30-strong Waterloo Band and Bugles that covers ceremonial engagements.



The Battalion is paired with 5 RIFLES and its principal mission is to train and prepare Reserve Riflemen for front line Armoured Infantry operations, where they serve alongside and integrated within Regular RIFLES units.
Reserve service in 7 RIFLES allows individuals to work outside the Army and yet commit to being a Rifleman part time. Training takes place over periodic weekends throughout the year, training nights during the week and for a consolidated 2-week period each year. Attendance at any specific training event is voluntary to take account of an individual's civilian commitments. Reserve Riflemen are paid for the training they undertake and can earn a financial bonus at the end of each year. The Training is varied, based upon the sort of skills all people need and includes: military training, adventurous training, fitness training and sport, together with overseas travel.
Reserve Riflemen wishing to commit to further training or an operational tour alongside a Regular unit have the opportunity to do so. Ex Regular Army officers and soldiers are very welcome and joining the Reserve may attract a financial bonus.

Every Tuesday evening from 7.30 pm-9.30 pm and at least one weekend a month.

 
7 RIFLES Battalion Headquarters
1a Iverna Gardens, Kensington, W8 6TN
Tel: 020 7629 3674
 
Headquarters Company
Brock Barracks, Oxford Road, Reading, RG30 1HW
Tel: 0118 953 0239
 
A Company 
Edward Brooks Barracks, Cholswell Road, Abingdon, OX13 6HW
Tel: 0118 953 0239
 
Aylesbury Platoon 
Viney House, Oxford Road, Aylesbury, HP19 8RN 
Tel: 0118 953 0239
 
High Wycombe Platoon
Youens House, Old Horns Lane, Brooker, High Wycombe, SL7 3DU
Tel: 0118 953 0239