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 flags, known as 'colours'. Instead battle honours are entrusted to each and 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. This scroll will always remain blank - waiting for tomorrow's Riflemen to follow their forefathers into the unique history of a Regiment that has always looked forward and been famous for its professional excellence on the battlefield.