• 7 Rifles

7th Battalion The Rifles


There are opportunities for Army Reserves to support Regular Rifles Battalions on operations and training. The jobs within the Battalion are not restricted to the infantry role as Chefs, Combat medics, Anti-Tank operators and administrators also form part of the Battalion. Training concentrates on the military aspect but there are plenty of opportunities to undertake adventurous training and sport as well.

As a member of the Rifles , you'll be trained to use both small arms and larger weapons and be proficient in field craft. As well as gaining traditional Infantry skills, you can also train as Radio Operators, Medical Orderlies, Chefs, Drivers and more.

The Battalion is structured into sub units called companies which are located in Reading (HQ), Abingdon (A) and London (F & G).
There are numerous roles within the unit in addition to that of Infantry Soldier as there is always a need for chefs, medics and administrators. Training concentrates on the military skills, but there are plenty of opportunities to undertake adventurous training, sport and develop new friends.
As a member of the Rifles, you'll be trained to use both small arms and larger weapons and be proficient in “field craft”. The opportunity to gain qualifications and skills that help develop individuals makes the Army Reserve a valued contributor to Society and employers.
Roles within the Battalion are not restricted to Infantry we also have

  • Military Chefs

  • Combat Medics

  • Human Resource Specialists

  • Bandsmen/Women


All of the support roles including the band are open to females

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

 
Brock Barracks
Oxford Road
Reading
Berkshire
RG30 1HW
 
Tel: 0118 953 0231
Email: 7RIFLES-ROSO@mod.uk
 
Edward Brooks Barracks
Cholswell Road
Shippon
Abingdon
Oxfordshire
RG30 1HW
Tel: 01235 548000
 
Platoon A Company
Army Reserve Centre
Oxford Road
Aylesbury
HP19 3RN
Tel No: 01235 548000
 
Platoon A Company
Army Reserve Centre
Youens House
Old Horns Lane
Booker
Marlow
SL7 3DU
Tel No: 01235 548000