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The Rifle Brigade
« on: February 19, 2014, 06:29:45 pm »
The Rifle Brigade


Formation:

In 1800, an "Experimental Corps of Riflemen", was raised by Colonel Coote Manningham and Lieutenant-Colonel the Hon. William Stewart, drawn from officers and other ranks from drafts of a variety of British regiments. The Corps differed in several regards from the Line infantry of the British Army. Most significantly, the Rifles were armed with the formidable Baker rifle, which was more accurate and of longer range than the musket, although it took longer to load. As the rifle was shorter than the musket, it was issued with a 21-inch sword bayonet.
Riflemen wore dark green jackets rather than the bright red coats of the British line infantry regiments of that time; close-fitting pantaloons, rather than breeches; black facings and black belts rather than white; a green plume on their "stovepipe shakoes" which the light infantry also wore, as well as other accoutrements unique to Rifles regiments.
In 1816, after the final defeat of Napoleon, they were again renamed, this time as "The Rifle Brigade".

First World War:

The Rifle Brigade fielded 28 battalions during the First World War, from its original complement of 4 regular and 2 reserve, seeing service primarily on the Western Front, but also in Macedonia. The regiment lost 11,575 killed during the course of the war. They were awarded 52 battle honours, 10 Victoria Crosses and numerous other decorations.
The 8th Battalion of the Rifle Brigade (together with the 7th & 9th battalions) was part of the 41st Brigade of the 14th (Light) Division of XV Corps. They were mainly made up of volunteers from the outbreak of World War I. The battalion saw action including at the Ypres Salient and the Somme. Notably the action they were in at Hooge, Belgium (30–31 July 1915) saw the first use offlamethrowers by the Germans, Sidney Clayton Woodroffe was awarded the VC for his actions in this battle.
Alfred George Drake, a corporal in the 8th Battalion, was posthumously awarded the VC for his actions on 23 November 1915, near La Brique, Belgium.
They also participated in the Battle of Flers-Courcelette (15 September 1916) during the Somme Offensive which saw the first ever deployment of the tank in battle.
One of the many who died during the First World War was Rfn Sidney George Cox, 1st Bn Rifle Brigade, from the county town of Hertford, Herts.



Structure

Regimental Officers
Colonel [Col]
Major [Maj]

Rifles

Officers
Captain [Cpt]
Lieutenant [Lt]

Non-Commissioned Officers
Serjeant Major [SjtM]
Serjeant [Sjt]
Corporal [Cpl]

Senior Enlisted
Chosen Man [ChM]
Marksman [Mrks]

Enlisted
Rifleman [Rfm]

Training Process
Cadet [Cdt]
Recruit [Rct]

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Col Chosenman

Lt Rainbow_Dash

RSM Ruzar

Sjt Ace_of_Daves

Cpl Dolph
Cpl Pollock
Cpl Freidrick

Chm Kingpin
Chm Swift
Chm Sword

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Re: The Rifle Brigade
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2015, 08:20:29 pm »
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Re: The Rifle Brigade
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2015, 08:22:46 pm »
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Re: The Rifle Brigade
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2019, 07:42:21 pm »
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Re: The Rifle Brigade
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2019, 12:21:44 pm »
Good luck !

Ready to come on the Tuesday battles?

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Re: The Rifle Brigade
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2019, 01:44:38 pm »
Good luck !

Ready to come on the Tuesday battles?

The posts are from 2015/2014. The dude above you just necrod it. Prolly not alive anymore?

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Re: The Rifle Brigade
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2019, 08:29:01 pm »
Oh wow yes... I didn't even notice...

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Re: The Rifle Brigade
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2019, 06:48:18 am »
Not going to lie, it's pretty dead here
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