The Rifles' History
The Rifles created the notion of the modern Infantryman that continues today. Picture shows Riflemen leading the British Army across the River Alma in 1854.
Regimental Battle HonoursAs a rifle regiment, battalions of The Rifles do not carry Colours. Instead battle honours are entrusted to every Rifleman, who wears a representative selection on his belt badge. The Rifles’ Collection explains this as it takes you through our remarkable history. Of special note is the blank scroll in the bottom right of the belt badge which demonstrates our forward-looking nature. This blank scroll will always remain empty – waiting for tomorrow’s Riflemen to follow an incomparable history of excellence on the battlefield.