The former head of the Army, General Richard Dannatt, has said that he is not too disappointed to hear that the infantry regiment where he begun his career is to be axed.
General Dannatt served in the Green Howards, which was amalgamated with other Yorkshire-based regiments to form the The Yorkshire Regiment in 2006.
He said the traditions will live on even if the name changes:
Defence Secretary Philip Hammond has announced plans that will see the Army lose 17 units in cuts
By 2020, troop numbers are to fall by a fifth to 82,000, which will result in the axing of some of Britain's most historic battalions.