1. ITV Report

The 'Yorkshire Warrior Tradition': the story of The Yorkshire Regiment.

The Yorkshire Regiment was formed on 6th June 2006 by the amalgamation of the Prince of Wales's Own Regiment of Yorkshire, the Green Howards, The Duke of Wellington's Regiment and their associated Territorial Army units.

Collectively, these historic Yorkshire Regiments trace their history back to 1685, the year James Stuart Duke of York, became King James II.

  • The Yorkshire Regiment (14th/15th, 19th and 33rd/76th Foot) is the infantry regiment of the North of England.
  • It consists of three Regular Army Battalions (1st, 2nd and 3rd) and one Territorial Army Battalion (4th).
  • It is founded on more than 300 years of 'Yorkshire Warrior' tradition.

On the 18th June 2010 soldiers from the newly-formed Yorkshire Regiment were presented with new regimental colours by the Duke of York. The historic parade marked the first time members of all four battalions came together since 2006. Julie Lockwood reported for Calendar on the day the 4th Battalion received their new colours at Imphal Barracks in York.

1 YORKS is a Light Infantry roled battalion which operates with minimal transport, mostly on foot. It is equipped with the full range of small arms, mortars, anti tank weaponry and surveillance equipment, and is a versatile organisation that can work in support of Armoured and Mechanised brigades.

– Ministry of Defence

2 YORKS is a Light Infantry roled battalion which operates with minimal transport and mostly on foot. It is equipped with the full range of small arms, mortars, anti tank weaponry and surveillance equipment, and is a versatile organisation. It can support Armoured and Mechanised brigades.

– Ministry of Defence

3 YORKS is an Armoured Infantry roled battalion equipped with WARRIOR and BULLDOG armoured fighting vehicles (AFVs). The high levels of protection, firepower, ground mobility and sustainability make them well suited to providing both shock action and the endurance element of any operational force.

– Ministry of Defence

4 YORKS is a Territorial Army battalion which recruits and trains spare-time soldiers from eleven Territorial Army Centres throughout Yorkshire. The battalion provides individuals through to company groups, when required, in support of our regular battalions on operations.

– Ministry of Defence

The Ministry of Defence explains the full history and function of the Yorkshire Regiment, and the full roles of each battalion here.

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