About

The charity was established in 2011 by Bryan Fugler, a successful businessman and solicitor whose friend’s son, a member of the Rifles Regiment, was killed in Afghanistan. The Rifles sustained the highest level of losses and injuries of any frontline regiment in Afghanistan. The Board is led by General Sir Nick Parker and the charity has a qualified committee including veterans of both the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts to help assess people’s needs.

Our overriding aim is to provide practical and immediate support to ex-service personnel who have serviced in the Rifles Regiment whether they have sustained injuries or need vocational training so they can get a worthwhile job. We are known for our ability to react fast to veterans’ needs. We provide specialist sports equipment for amputees; adaptive technology for the home to increase independent living; support with mental health trauma and help with funding to retrain and attend college.

Our Trustees

General Sir Nick Parker

General Sir Nick Parker

General Sir Nick Parker was commissioned in 1973. After early service in the Infantry he commanded the 2nd Battalion the Royal Green Jackets from 1994-1995. He commanded 20th Armoured Brigade from 1997 to 1999, this included some time in Bosnia, and…

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Our Patrons

James O' Shea

James O’Shea

James previously worked for a charity assisting people with disabilities. Though he did not serve with the Rifles he lost both his legs in 1998 and was eager to help with the Just Rifles charity, bringing his experience, motivation and expertise to t…

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RIcky Fergusson

Cpl Ricky Fergusson

At the age of 16, Ricky joined the Royal Green Jackets after leaving school. The regiment was part of a restructure of the infantry, and as of 1st February 2007, became the Rifles with 5 regular (1st to 5th) and 2 Territorial Army battalions (6th…

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Grants Committee

Captain Harry

Captain Harry

Captain Harry was 26 years old, on tour in Helmand Province Afghanistan, when he stepped on an IED. He lost one of his legs in the explosion and the other was subsequently amputated because of a fungal infection. He went through a long and arduous re…

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Chris Howard

Chris Howard

In August 2009, Rifleman Chris Howard was on patrol in Sangin, Afghanistan when he was injured in an IED explosion. He was 21. Airlifted to hospital, he knew that three of his friends had been caught in a further bomb explosion and had not survived….

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Civillian Employment

Ed Addington

In 2009, Captain Ed Addington was commanding a platoon in Afghanistan when he was seriously injured in a bomb explosion. He was admitted to Selly Oak Hospital and then Headley Court, where he pursued recovery with great determination of spirit. Ed ha…

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