Riflemen Behind the Lens Viewing

The Rifles Museum hosted a viewing of ‘Riflemen Behind the Lens’, a new exhibition featuring a collection of photographs taken by the Regiment themselves.

It chronicles the activities of The Rifles over the course of the last year, including operations in Kenya, training in the United States and ceremonial duties at Buckingham Palace.

The launch event was attended by the High Sheriff of Hampshire, the Mayor of Winchester and representatives of The Rifles, alongside staff from the museum.

Lieutenant-Colonel Peter Balls welcomed everyone to the viewing, the first in a series of temporary exhibitions in the museum. The Mayor of Winchester, Councillor Frank Pearson, described the exhibition as being ‘absolutely fascinating’.

‘Riflemen Behind the Lens’ will be on show at The Rifles Museum until the 5th March 2019.

The Rifles Museum tells the story of The Rifles, a regiment formed in 2007. The museum reflects the experiences of the modern Regiment, showcasing their tales from modern conflicts such as Iraq and Afghanistan as well as their role in British culture.

Entrance to The Rifles Museum is free, but there is a charge for some of the other museums in Winchester’s Military Museums on Peninsula Barracks. Limited free parking is available on site and entrance to the café is free.