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7th Battalion The Rifles

7 RIFLES is one of the two Army Reserve battalions of The Rifles and has company locations in Ox, Bucks, Berks, Wilts and London. 7 RIFLES has a proud record of achievements that include recent operational tours to Afghanistan in support of the regular Rifles battalions.

Video overview of 7 RIFLES recruiting

Retired from the Army and looking to keep your hand in as a reservist?

Do you need a change from your normal working life which offers adventure and the opportunity to serve as an equal on operations alongside your regular comrades?

Why not consider a career as a Reservist Rifleman?

See below for how to become a Reservist Rifleman.

Roles of the battalion

Army Reserve soldiers are paid for the training they attend, which, for 7 RIFLES is every Tuesday evening and two weekends per month with an annual two-week camp that could be overseas.

Roles within the battalion are not restricted to Infantry as we also have

  • Military chefs
  • Combat medics
  • Human resource specialists
  • Vehicle mechanics,
  • Armourers and
  • Bandsmen/women.

All of the support roles including the band are open to females. Training also includes access to sport and adventurous training.

Get in touch with your local company

We are currently recruiting. If you are interested in joining you should contact one of the Companies below to speak to a recruiter, or visit any of the locations on a Tuesday evening at 7.45pm. You should be aged between 18 and 43 and physically fit. We are particularly interested to speak to Ex-Regulars who would like to utilise their skills within the Army Reserve. Do more, be more – join 7 RIFLES.

Find a 7 RIFLES Company google map

Battalion HQ and HQ Company

Brock Barracks, Oxford Road, Reading RG30 1HW. Tel: 0118 953 0239. Email: 7RIFLES-ROSO@mod.uk

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Swindon Platoon

Army Reserve Centre, Church Place, Swindon, SN1 5ED. Tel: 0118 953 0239. Email: 7RIFLES-ROSO@mod.uk

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A Company

Edward Brooks Barracks, Cholswell Road, Abingdon OX13 6HW. Tel: 01235 548003. Email: 7RIFLES-ROSO@mod.uk

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High Wycombe Platoon

Youens House, Old Horns Lane, Booker, High Wycombe, SL7 3DU. Tel: 01235 548003. Email: 7RIFLES-ROSO@mod.uk

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Aylesbury Platoon

Viney House, Oxford Road, Aylesbury HP19 8RN. Tel: 01235 548003. Email: 7RIFLES-ROSO@mod.uk

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F Company

52-56 Davies St, London W1K 5HR. Tel: 020 7629 3674. Email: 7RIFLES-ROSO@mod.uk

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G Company

Army Reserve Centre, The Cedars, Portway, West Ham E15 3QN. Tel: 020 8472 0140. Email: 7RIFLES-ROSO@mod.uk

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Thinking of joining?

Join as a Reservist

The Rifles has vacancies for Reservists and can offer a range of opportunities.

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