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Inkerman (1854) - 1/RB saw heavy fighting at the Battle of Inkerman. Lieutenant
Henry Clifford was later awarded a VC for his actions.
Lucknow (1857) - 2/3/RB took part in the Relief of Lucknow. Three men from the
Regiment were awarded VCs.
Delhi (1857) - At the Siege of Delhi, 1/KRRC stormed the Kashmir Gate. Seven
VCs were awarded to Rifleman for their actions.
Pekin (1860) - During the Second Anglo-Chinese War, 2/KRRC fought at the
battles of the Taku Forts, Chang-kia-wan and Palikao.
Afghanistan (1878-79) - 1/2/KRRC and 4/RB took part in the Second AngloAfghan War. 2/KRRC fought at Ahmed Khel and Kandahar, and 4/RB at Ali Masjid.
Ypres (1914,’15,’17, ‘18) - 1/2/KRRC fought in the First Battel of Ypres. 3/4/
KRRC and 1/4/RB took part in the Second Battle of Ypres. 9 battalions of the
KRRC and 13 battalions of the RB were engaged in the Third Battle of Ypres.
16/KRRC fought in the Fifth Battle of Ypres.
Nonne Bosschen (1914) - 1/2/KRRC took part in the defence of
Nonne Bosschen, which saw 4,000 exhausted British troops
defeat 10,000 fresh German troops.
Somme (1916, ’18) - 14 battalions of the KRRC and 8 battalions
of the RB took part in the Somme Offensive. 10 battalions of the
KRRC and 4 battalions of the RB fought in the Second Battle of
Calais (1940) - 2/7/KRRC and 1/RB defended Calais during
the Battle of France in 1940. Vastly outnumbered and under
equipped, the British held out for four days.
El Alamein (1942) - 1/2/11/KRRC and 2/9/RB fought at the Battle
of El Alamein, the turning point of the War in North Africa.
Italy (1943–45) - 1/11/12/KRRC and 7/10/RB took part in the invasion
of Italy, seeing action throughout the campaign.
Normandy (1944) - 2/11/12/KRRC and 1/8/RB fought in Normandy. The KRRC
fought at Caen and the Falaise Pocket. The RB took part in Operation
sfield regiments from 1756 to the formation of The Rifles in 2007.
2 Green Jackets, the King's
Royal Rifle Corps
Rifle Brigade (Prince
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