At a meeting held earlier this year it was decided to change the RGBW Rifles Regimental Association constitution by splitting it into three to reflect the geographical territories from where the antecedent regiments were recruited: namely Gloucestershire and Bristol, Berkshire, and Wiltshire.
The overall aim of the County Offices will be to keep the name of The antecedent regiments alive in throughout the three counties and encourage those leaving the Rifles from the areas to join and be part of the wider family.
Gloucestershire County Committee
County Chairman - TBC
will co-ordinate the Back-Badge Reunion;
The Gloucester "Back Badge" Reunion
Berkshire County Committee
County Chairman – Lt Col RB Paddison MBE DL;
Secretary – Peter Richens
will co-ordinate the Maiwand Reunion
The Reading "Maiwand" Reunion
Wiltshire County Committee
County Chairman - Lt Col SJ Venus MBE;
Secretary - David Fielding
will co-ordinate the Salisbury Reunion.
The Salisbury Reunion
Wiltshire will also administer the following branches in addition to the Wiltshire branches
- The Heart of England Branch
- The Isle of Wight Branch
- The Bournemouth Branch
- The Kent Branch