Afghanistan talk

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THREE soldiers from The Rifles Regiment are to talk publicly about their experiences fighting in Afghanistan tomorrow night.

The men will speak about what happened behind the headlines during Operation Herrick at the newly-opened The Rifles Collection, part of the Royal Green Jacket Museum at Winchester’s Peninsula Barracks.

They will also explain what it means to serve in The Rifles today and show never-before-seen items from tours of Afghanistan, which have been loaned to the museum for the event.

Exhibitions curator Major Robert Yuill said: “This is a unique opportunity to gain a personal insight into life in the regiment on operations today.

“The talk will illustrate what it means to serve in The Rifles on the front line.”

The evening will begin at 7pm with a reception and canapes.

Tickets cost £12 per person and can be bought by calling 01962 828505 or emailing curator1@the-rifles.co.uk.

The Rifles Collection is a new museum about the largest infantry regiment in the British Army. It features tales of courage and heroism from modern conflicts as well as explaining the role of the infantry today.

As well as deploying to Afghanistan the regiment also supported the 2012 London Olympics and this spring’s flood relief efforts in the south west.

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