Within these pages you will find the history of the King`s Royal Rifle Corps and evidence of the brotherhood of Riflemen who have served in the KRRC and continue to serve in our modern counterpart, The Rifles. The KRRC, along with our comrades-in-arms of the Rifle Brigade have always possessed certain marked characteristics and instead of a rigid approach to new problems our leaders have encouraged an independence of thought that has enabled the Regiment to successfully adapt to meet changing conditions and any challenge that it came upon.

Since the KRRC was raised on Christmas Day 1755, the evidence of the continued brotherhood of Riflemen is provided by the popularity of the Regimental Association from which this web site takes its name. The continued strength of the Association establishes beyond any doubt that once having served as a Rifleman that distinction stays with most of us for the rest of our lives.

Please give consideration to the fact that we have no facilities for tracing the service history of soldiers who have served with the KRRC or its Territorial units.

President

Lt-General Sir Christopher Wallace KBE DL

Vice-President

Colonel M J C Robertson MC

Honorary Life Vice-President

Field Marshal Lord Bramall of Bushfield KG GCB OBE MC DL

HEADQUARTERS COMMITTEE FOR 2014/15

 

Mr D Taylor

Chairman

 

 

Mr R Frost MBE

Vice Chairman / Hon Secretary

 

 

Major S J C Wake

Hon Treasurer

 

 

Mr B Bowes

Committee Member

 

 

Mr A Carter

Committee Member

 

 

Mr B Darby

Committee Member

 

 

Mr C Jones

Committee Member

 

 

Mr C Meek BA (Hons) FRSA

Committee Member

 

 

Mr F Ramsden

Committee Member

 

 

Mr F Taylor

Committee Member

 

 

Mr M Terrey

Committee Member

 

 

 

 

 

Latest News

Captain David Cree late 1KRRC died recently, his funeral will be held at St Mary's Church Lane, Charleton, Kingsbridge, Devon on Monday July 6th at 12 noon. Any member who lives in the area who is able to attend will be most welcome by the family.

I heard the sad news yesterday that Joe Meskiri has died in the Oman where he had been living for a number of years. 23710174 Joe joined 2GJ/KRRC in 1958 at Ballykinler. He came from Zanzibar originally and I remember him well in 16 Platoon D-Coy in the early days. No further news at present but if received will post it here.



 

Please note the change of date for our Annual General Meeting it is now Wednesday July 29, 14-00 at Davies Street.
The Regents Park Service will be held at the Bandstand at 11-30 on Monday, July 20.

Annual Concert at Davies Street by the Band & Bugles of The Rifles 

Will be held on Thursday, February 18th, 2016. 
Tickets can be obtained by applying to  Hon Sec KRRC Association at 52/56 Davies Street, London W1K 5HR.
Cost per ticket is £20 and cheques should be made payable to KRRC Association. 

76th Annual visit to Calais

Next year will mark the 76th Annual visit to Calais to commemorate the action there in May 1940. A Commemorative Lunch and Service will be held on Wednesday,May 25th

2016 KRRC Journal

Work is progressing on the 2016 KRRC Journal and publication is on schedule for May 2016.

AGM

The Annual General Meeting of the KRRC Association will be held on Wednesday, July 29th 2015 at Davies Street commencing at 14-00hrs.

Annual Delhi Reunion Lunch 2015

After a highly successful Delhi Day Lunch in September 2014, this year the 2015 event will be held again at Davies Street on Saturday, September 12th. An early indication of your wish to attend would be appreciated. Full details in the 2015 KRRC Journal to be published and sent to all members in May 2015.

Although we are not directly available to answer questions on this website you may contact your Honorary Secretary at krrcassn@hotmail.com. Full details for all KRRC events next year will be published in the 2015 KRRC Journal due to be published in March/April 2015