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Rifles casualties

The latest Rifleman, from the 3rd Battalion The Rifles who was killed  while serving in Afghanistan brings the total of Riflemen now killed in action to fifty-two. Our museum was again flying the flag of the Rifles Regiment at half mast during the week of 26th March as a mark of respect for the latest Rifles soldier who has been killed in action while serving in Afghanistan.

Since its formation in 2007, the Rifles have lost forty-five soldiers killed in action while serving in Afghanistan and eight soldiers in Iraq.
Between the 1st March 2010 and the 8th March, six soldiers were killed in Afghanistan meaning that the museum's regimental flag was flown at half mast every day for a week. We have noticed passers shaking their heads as they travel through the Cathedral Close and past our museum, which also houses the Rifles County Office.