From state of the art weapons, to ration packs and meals in the field, soldiers from the 3rd Battalion the Rifles have been sharing the story of the modern day infantry. 

They're hosting a visit from the charity Scottish War Blinded, which has been helping visually impaired veterans for more than a century. 

This connection with Scottish War Blinded is part an initiative by 51st Infantry Brigade to get their units involved with the community around them. 

Scottish War Blinded

Many of these veterans served locally, with some even spending time in Dreghorn Barracks before. 

Because 3 RIFLES are currently converting to become a light mechanized infantry battalion, they were able to show the veterans around their new Foxhound and Husky vehicles. 

Scottish War Blinded

It was a welcome chance for the visually impaired veterans to meet the younger generation, and swap stories. 

Next week the battalion will serve a Christmas lunch for the veterans at the charity's Linburn centre and hope to continue this relationship across the generations for years to come. 

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