The Artists Rifles is a volunteer regiment of the British Army. Raised in London in 1859 as a volunteer light infantry unit, the regiment saw active service during the Boer Wars and World War I, earning a number of battle honours. However, it did not serve outside Britain during World War II, as it was used as an officer training unit at that time. The regiment was disbanded in 1945. In 1947 it was re-established to resurrect the Special Air Service Regiment. Today, the full title of the Regiment is 21 Special Air Service Regiment (Artists) (Reserve).
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... William Ernest Staton began military service as a soldier in the Artists Rifles, a volunteer battalion popular with graduates of Britain's public schools and universities ... Staton passed from the ranks of the Artists Rifles to a cadet's position in the Royal Flying Corps ... He had been commissioned a Temporary Second Lieutenant in the Artists Rifles on 4 May 1917 ...
... first group to join the 38th Middlesex (Artists) Rifle Volunteers (later to be known as The Artists Rifles) on 5th October 1860. 1869 Captain Leighton was elected to command The Artists Rifles by a general meeting of the Corps ... described the then, Sir Frederic Leighton, the Commanding Officer of The Artists Rifles, as the “Colonel of the Royal Academy and the President of the ...
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“I think that for once the Sharps rifles and the revolvers were employed in a righteous cause.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)
“Summoning artists to participate
In the august occasions of the state
Seems something artists ought to celebrate.
Today is for my cause a day of days.”
—Robert Frost (18741963)