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2nd Battalion The Rifles

2 RIFLES are a fully operational light roled Battle-Group, trained and on standby for operations world-wide, an exciting new role for a Battalion based in Northern Ireland.

Light Roled Battle Group

Abercorn Barracks

New accomodation block Abercorn BarracksAbercorn Barracks is one of the British Army's best-equipped camps with most Riflemen in individual rooms and top-grade quarters for married soldiers.

Adventure training facilities are second to none having watersports clubs within the camp and the mountains of Mourne within easy reach for climbing, abseiling and trekking.

Riflemen enjoy a generous welfare package of financial and travel allowances.

Thinking of joining?

Whether you want to join or rejoin as a full-time or part-time infantryman, The Rifles offer a unique range of roles and opportunities to acquire skills unmatched by any other infantry regiment.

Candidates for a Commission should be over seventeen years and nine months, and under twenty nine years of age on the date of entry to Sandhurst. Find out more about a Commission in The Rifles here.

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