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