NEW COLONEL COMMANDANT FOR THE RIFLES

On 01 February 2013, on the sixth anniversary of its formation, The Rifles got a new Colonel Commandant.

General Sir Nick Parker KCB, CBE, ADC Gen (left), stands down on retirement from the Army and hands over to Lieutenant General Nick Carter, CBE, DSO, (right) who will lead the regiment into the next 5 years.

General Sir Nick has constantly welcomed our Association and the others of the forming regiments, warmly into The Rifles family, as the Regiment's '4th Pillar'. We are most grateful for his inspiration and leadership.

We were delighted to host him at our Reunion in 2011 and wish him the very best in his retirement.

Commenting on the change of Colonel Commandant, Regimental SecretaryLieutenant Colonel (Retired) John Poole -Warren said:

'Between 2005 and 2007 as Colonel Commandant designate of the Rifles,  General Parker, together with the Colonels Comandant of our forming regiments masterminded  the establishment of the new regiment and the drafting of the Principles of The Rifles.  Since formation in 2007 he has been a tireless servant of the Regiment. We, all ranks serving and veterans alike, owe him our deepest thanks and  gratitude for his commitment, encouragement  and leadership.

We wish General Parker all the best for his retirement and General Carter good luck in the role'.

Major General Tim Evans, CBE, DSO, currently Commandant at Sandhurst, assumes the appointment of Assistant Colonel Commandant of The Rifles today. He will support Lieutenant General Carter, who remains deployed as Deputy Commander International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), the NATO-led security mission in Afghanistan, until later in the year.

Mike Richardson writes:

'We were delighted to host General Sir Nick at our Reunion in 2011, giving us the oportunity to thank him for his work to welcome us into The Rifles community, and we wish him the very best in his retirement.  We look forward to hosting General Nick Carter when his duties allow it'.

Admin2: 3rd Feb 2013 14:04:00

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