Regiment disbands

It's a symbolic event today for the Yorkshire Regiment. It has four battalions - but after today the Third Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment will cease to exist.

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Sad day for Third Battalion

After today the Third Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment will cease to exist and soldiers will in future form the majority of the First Battalion.

At Warminster in Wiltshire, where 3 Yorks is based, Commanding Officer Lt. Col Zac Stenning said it's a sad day but the regiment has to look to the future.

He said a private memorial service was held earlier this week to remember 3 Yorks soldiers who were killed in Afghanistan last year - including six who died when their Warrior fighting vehicle was blown up.

3 Yorks was originally the Duke of Wellington's Regiment - with battle honours dating back to 1695 - including the Battle of Waterloo, Crimea War and both World Wars.

In Warminster today there is a ceremonial march and parade at the barracks to mark the end of the battalion.

Parade as Yorkshire regiment disbands

A soldier prepares to hoist a flag on a Warrior armoured vehicle

A soldier prepares to hoist a flag on a Warrior armoured vehicle ahead of a symbolic event today for the Yorkshire Regiment.The regiment has four battalions - but after today the Third Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment will cease to exist and soldiers will in future form the majority of 1 Yorks.