|The Yorkshire Regiment
(14th/15th, 19th and 33rd/76th Foot)
Cap Badge of the Yorkshire Regiment
|Active||6 June 2006|
|Role||1st Battalion – Light Infantry
2nd Battalion – Light Infantry
3rd Battalion – Armoured Infantry
4th Battalion – TA Reserve
|Part of||King's Division|
|Garrison/HQ||RHQ – York
1st Battalion – Münster, Germany
2nd Battalion – Episkopi, Cyprus
3rd Battalion – Warminster
4th Battalion – York
|Motto||Fortune Favours The Brave|
|March||Quick – Ça Ira
Slow – The Duke of York
|Mascot||1st Battalion – Ferrets (Imphal & Quebec)
3rd Battalion – Indian Elephant
D-Day 6 June
Waterloo Day 18 June
Imphal Day 22 June
Yorkshire Day 1 August
Quebec Day 13 September
Alma Day 20 September
|HRH The Duke of York KG KCVO
HG The Duke of Wellington KG LVO OBE MC DL
|Major General Graham Binns CBE DSO MC|
|Tactical Recognition Flash|
The Yorkshire Regiment (14th/15th, 19th and 33rd/76th Foot) (abbreviated YORKS) is one of the largest infantry regiments of the British Army. The regiment is currently the only line infantry or rifles unit to represent a single geographical county in the new infantry structure, serving as the county regiment of Yorkshire. It is set to lose one battalion as part of the Army 2020 defence review.
The regiment's recruitment area today covers almost all the historic county (the three ridings of the county: East Riding of Yorkshire, North Riding of Yorkshire and West Riding of Yorkshire) except for the eastern half of South Yorkshire and the southeast of West Yorkshire, which is a recruitment area for The Rifles, and the part of the West Riding that is now in Greater Manchester. The recruitment area covers all of the present-day ceremonial counties of North Yorkshire (which extends to the northern border of historic Yorkshire — the River Tees) and East Riding of Yorkshire. Recruitment however is open to those from outside the formal recruitment area, with the regiment in particular recruiting from North East England and the Commonwealth.
The regiment's antecedent units also recruited in areas that are now part of Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, Cumbria, Lancashire and Greater Manchester. The 3rd Battalion (Duke of Wellington's) (formerly the Duke of Wellington's Regiment) was given the Freedom of Mossley in Tameside, Greater Manchester on 8 July 1967 when Mossley was part of the West Riding of Yorkshire.
The regiment's formation was announced on 16 December 2004 by Geoff Hoon and General Sir Mike Jackson as part of the restructuring of the infantry – it was formed from the merger of three regular battalions, plus a TA battalion:
- 1st Battalion, The Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own) (previously: 1st Battalion, Prince of Wales's Own Regiment of Yorkshire)
- 2nd Battalion, The Yorkshire Regiment (Green Howards) (previously: 1st Battalion, Green Howards)
- 3rd Battalion, The Yorkshire Regiment (Duke of Wellington's) (previously: 1st Battalion, The Duke of Wellington's Regiment (West Riding))
- 4th Battalion, The Yorkshire Regiment (previously: Prince of Wales's Own company of The East and West Riding Regiment, Green Howards company from the Tyne-Tees Regiment and two companies of The Duke of Wellington's Regiment from The East and West Riding Regiment), all formerly titled and known as The Yorkshire Volunteers.
The regiment was officially formed on 6 June 2006. The TA battalion re-badged in TA Centres on the same day, but later paraded publicly to re-badge in York on Saturday 10 June in the Museum Gardens, York. That same afternoon representatives of the affiliated Army Cadet Forces and Combined Cadet Forces detachments (approx 50) rebadged in Imphal Barracks, York.
The four battalions of the regiment were presented with new Queens and Regimental Colours at a parade in Imphal Barracks, York, to replace the antecedent regiments former colours, on Friday, 18 June 2010. The 'Honorary' set of Colours carried by the 3rd Battalion (Duke of Wellington's) was paraded by the battalion. The following day the new colours of all four battalions were paraded through the streets of York from Cliffords Tower to York Minster.
Battalion changes 2013 
The 1st Battalion is the former Prince of Wales's Own, currently serving in Germany on a 2 year tour. The 2nd Battalion is the former Green Howards, currently serving in Cyprus on a 2 year tour. The 3rd Battalion is the former Duke of Wellington's, which is permanently stationed in Warminster. Later this year the 2nd Bn is to be merged into the 1st & 3rd Battalions and the 'Green Howards' will cease to exist. This will take place in October when the 1st Battalion move to Cyprus to take over duties from the 2nd Bn. The 1st Bn will then be renumbered as the 2nd Bn and the 3rd Bn will be renumbered as the 1st Bn. At the same time the antecedent regimental names of 'Prince of Wales Own' and 'Duke of Wellington's' will cease to be used. The 4th Battalion (TA) will keep the same number.
Current battalion roles 
1st Battalion 
The 1st Battalion, serving as light role infantry, is based at Oxford Barracks in Münster, Germany, as part of 20 Armoured Brigade (The Iron Fist). The battalion was the last of 20 Brigade's combat troops to leave Iraq, as part of the 12th roulement of Operation Telic, when Britain withdrew from Iraq, in 2009. They began their first deployment to Afghanistan in September 2011. The Battalion Commanding Officer is Lieutenant Colonel D Bradbury.
2nd Battalion 
The 2nd Battalion, serves as light role infantry, is currently based at Salamanca Barracks, Episkopi in Cyprus under the command of 19 Light Brigade. The Battalion has undertaken the role of Theatre Reserve Battalion since its arrival in August 2011. The Battalion deployed to Afghanistan on Operation HERRICK 11 in October 2009. The current Battalion Commanding Officer is Lieutenant Colonel AM Roe.
3rd Battalion 
The 3rd Battalion, serving as armoured role infantry, is based at Battlesbury Barracks in Warminster, as part of 12 Mechanised Brigade. They retain the set of honorary colours presented to the 76th Foot, for service in India; however, these will only be on parade when the 3rd Battalion is in attendance. This is the only British battalion to carry two stands of colours. Alma Company and the Mortar Platoon was the last infantry sub-unit to serve in Iraq (having taken over from the 1st Battalion), in a protection force role in Baghdad and the Mortar Platoon securing the Iraqi Military Academy. The current Battalion Commanding Officer is Lieutenant Colonel Z Stenning.
4th Battalion 
The 4th Battalion, serving as reserve infantry is the Territorial Army (TA) battalion of the Yorkshire Regiment. The battalion headquarters is in Worsley Barracks, York and forms part of 15 (North East) Brigade. The Battalion operates from Territorial Army Centres across the Regimental footprint with companies dispersed throughout Yorkshire in Sheffield; Barnsley; Huddersfield; Keighley; Hull; Beverley; Leeds; York; Scarborough; Northallerton and Middlesbrough. The current Commanding Officer of the Battalion is Lieutenant Colonel I G Crowley MC. He was appointed in November 2010 and is the first regular officer to command the battalion.
The majority of soldiers in the battalion are spare time members, with full-time civilian careers or are educational students. They train and acquire military skills during evening, weekend and works holiday periods. Many are entitled to special leave from their employer to train with the battalion. They are supported by a small number of full-time regular army and civilian staff.
Soldiers from the battalion routinely serve on military operations overseas, alongside their regular counterparts. Most operational deployments are for a fixed period of six months, although when pre deployment training and post operational leave are taken into accounts, soldiers are away from their work and families for up to ten months. Spare time TA soldiers can be mobilised for overseas operations in this way once every three years, although it is rarely more often than once every five years.
The history of the 4th Battalion clearly shows the changing attitudes over the last 40 years, toward the links between regular army battalions and territorial army battalions. The 1966 Defence White Paper dramatically reduced the number of TA units. The effect of this in Yorkshire was the amalgamation of the territorial battalions of the Yorkshire infantry regiments into a single regiment, the Yorkshire Volunteers, created in 1967. that was no longer affiliated with any of the regular army regiments. The Yorkshire Volunteers continued in existence until 1993 when it was disbanded. The driver for disbandment was the 1990 defence review, Options for Change which recommended that the link between TA units and regular units be reintroduced. Thus the Yorkshire Volunteers were broken up into three battalions, one attached to each of the remaining Yorkshire infantry regiments.
The 1997 Strategic Defence Review again cut the size of the TA. As far as the Yorkshire regiments were concerned this involved not only the Yorkshire TA infantry battalions but the TA battalions of the Kings Own Yorkshire Yeomanry and the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers. Too big to be amalgamated into one unit, they were instead split into two units; The East and West Riding Regiment covering those regiments covering the historical geographic areas of York, and the East and West Ridings of Yorkshire, and the Tyne-Tees Regiment covering the historical areas of the North Riding, Durham and Northumberland. Within both regiments the individual companies maintained their identities towards their previous units.
Barely five years later a further defence review Delivering Security in a Changing World concluded that a new infantry structure, that was geographically based and included both regular and territorial units in the same structure, was required. It was as a result of this white paper that the Yorkshire Regiment was created; and the 4th Battalion was created from those parts of the Tyne-Tees Regiment and the East and West Riding Regiment that traced their history to the regular regiments amalgamated into the Yorkshire Regiment.
Thus in a 40 year period, the Yorkshire TA infantry have moved from integration with regular units, to a separate entity (The Yorkshire Volunteers), back to integration and affiliation with the regular army units, once again amalgamation into non affiliation with the regulars (Tyne-Tees and East and West Riding Regiments) and finally, re-integration with the regular army.
As a newly formed regiment in its own right, consisting of five main antecedent units and their territorial and militia units, the regiment's older history can be seen in their antecedent regiments articles shown in the 'Lineage' sections below:
Modern history 
Iraq 2006–2007 
The deployment of 1 YORKS Battle Group to Basra, Iraq in Nov 2006 was the first major operational deployment for the Yorkshire Regiment. A Company, under command of Major Richard Hall were based initially in Basra Palace with responsibility from Abu Al Kasib to the whole Al-Faw Peninsula, before moving to Shaibah Logistics Base and being charged with handing over security responsibilities of the base to the Iraqi Army. B Company, under command of Major Dan Bradbury, were based in Shiaba Logistics Base and had responsibility for Az Zubayr, whilst C Company were detached to 2nd Battalion, Duke of Lancaster's Regiment in the COB. During Op Telic 9 Private Luke Simpson of A Company, from Howden, East Riding of Yorkshire, was killed, becoming the 1st Battalion and the Regiment's first operational fatality. Two members of the 1st Battalion, Major Ian Crowley of C Company, of Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire and Captain Ibrar Ali of A Company, were awarded the Military Cross.
Afghanistan 2007–2008 
The 2nd Battalion (Green Howards) of the regiment were deployed to the Helmand Province of Afghanistan in September, 2007 in an 'Operational Mentoring and Liaison' role with the Afghan National Army. Whilst there they took part in the Battle of Musa Qala during which Sgt Lee Johnson was killed shortly after 10am on 8 December 2007, in the lead up to the operation to retake the town from the Taliban forces, after his Vector armoured vehicle ran over a landmine. Sgt Johnson had previously received a MID for assisting his Company commander, Major Jake Little, to extract soldiers who were surrounded by Taliban fighters. Major Little was later awarded a Military Cross for his "inspirational leadership" to extract his men. Acting Sergeant John Cockburn was also awarded a Military Cross for his actions in the same tour of duty.
The 2nd Battalion returned to their barracks in Weeton, Lancashire during April, 2008 and were presented with their service medals at a parade there on 30 April 2008 by Major General Andrew Farquhar, Honorary Colonel of the Battalion, along with Brigadier Andrew Mackay, of 52 Infantry Brigade, and Brigadier Mike Griffiths, of 42 (North West) Brigade.
Kosovo 2008–2009 
Under command of Major D Bradbury, B Company Group of 1st Battalion deployed for six-months on Op OCCULUS(K) as the last UK Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance Task Force (ISR TF). They presided over the immediate aftermath of the declaration of independence.
Iraq 2008–2009 
In November 2008, elements of the 1st Battalion (Prince of Wales's Own) redeployed to Iraq on Op Telic 13. In May 2009, 'A Company' of the 1st Battalion handed over their Iraq British military HQ protection duties, in Baghdad, to Alma Company of the 3rd Battalion. Alma Company were subsequently amongst the last British soldiers to leave Iraq at the end of July 2009, having also been amongst the first British units to enter Iraq in the 2003 invasion of Iraq (as The Duke of Wellington's Regiment (West Riding)).
Afghanistan 2009–2010 
Over 90 members of the 3rd Battalion deployed in August 2009 as Battle Casualty Replacements to various other British regiments in Helmand Province. Burma Company of the 3rd Battalion deployed to Afghanistan in August 2009 and were then followed by members of Corunna Company.
18-year-old Pte Jonathon Young, of Burma Company, who was attached to the 2nd Battalion of The Rifles, was killed by an Improvised explosive device in Sangin, on Thursday 20 August, three weeks after arriving in Afghanistan. A Serjeant, from the 2nd Battalion The Rifles, 29-year-old Serjeant Paul McAleese, was killed when he went to the assistance of Pte Young.
On 1 February 2010, 22-year-old Corporal Liam Riley, of Sheffield, and 27-year-old Lance Corporal Graham Shaw, of Golcar in Huddersfield were killed by separate IED's, Malgir, near Gereshk in Helmand Province, whilst on base security foot patrols. Both soldiers, from Corunna Company of the 3rd Battalion, were attached to the 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards, as Battle Casualty Replacements. Prince Harry had trained with Cpl Riley at Suffield in Canada and paid tribute to him in a news release.
The 2nd Battalion, plus 60 members of the 4th Battalion, deployed with 11th Light Brigade in September 2009 for a 7 month posting in Op Herrick XI as the OMLT Battle Group. Their actions featured in a series of Newsnight programmes shown both during the deployment and after their return, which focused on OMLT 2 in Sangin under Maj Rob Palfrey. Two members of the Battalion were awarded the Military Cross, Lieutenant Colin Lunn of Doncaster, and Acting Corporal Andrew Wardle of Hetton-le-Hole in Sunderland. In addition, Sergeant John Swithenbank and Corporal John Hardman received the Queen's Gallantry Medal.
On 23 June 2010, 26-year-old Lance Corporal David Ramsden of Otley, who was serving with the 1st Battalion The Mercian Regiment, was killed. The NCO from 1st Battalion was serving as part of the Police Advisory Team which was tasked to respond to an incident at a checkpoint near Gereshk in Helmand Province, when the Ridgeback armoured vehicle he was travelling in rolled into a waterway. He was killed alongside colleagues Colour Sergeant Martyn Simon Horton, Private Douglas Niall Halliday and Private Alex Isaac.
As part of the Army 2020 reorganisation, in July 2012 an announcement was made that the Yorkshire Regiment would be reduced to two regular battalions, with the 2nd Battalion (Green Howards) to be disbanded and its soldiers dispersed to the remainder of the regiment on completion of their Cyprus tour and not before the autumn of 2013.
Yorkshire Regiment beer 
On St George's Day 23 April 2008, Paul and Phil Lee, the owners of the Cropton Brewery & New Inn, released a new beer called Yorkshire Warrior. The beer, which is only available in eight North Yorkshire pubs, was produced to celebrate the proud achievements of the regiment and to commemorate the sacrifices the soldiers and families of the regiment have endured. The information on the bottle label states that the full proceeds of the beer sales go directly to the regimental benevolent fund to help support those regimental members who require help following their discharge from the service.
Freedom awards 
Freedom of the Borough of Rotherham 
On Monday 3 August 2009 Rotherham became the first town to bestow the 'Freedom of the Borough' on the Yorkshire Regiment. This gives the regiment the right to march through the town with 'flags flying, bands playing and bayonets fixed'. At a ceremony outside the Town Hall the Regiment paraded two Guards of soldiers, who had recently returned from Iraq and the Colours of the 3rd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment (Duke of Wellington's), led by the Kings Division Band, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Vallings, the Battalion Commanding officer. The Mayor of Rotherham, Councillor Shaukat Ali, on behalf of the Borough, presented the Freedom Scroll to Colonel Simon Newton, who accepted the honour for the Regiment. The regiment is the first military unit to become 'Honorary Freemen of the Borough.'
Freedoms carried through to the Yorkshire Regiment from the antecedent regiments include the following:-
Cities: Bradford, Kingston-upon-Hull, Leeds, Sheffield, York and Wakefield.
Towns and districts: Barnsley, Beverley (East Riding of Yorkshire), Bridlington (East Riding of Yorkshire), Halifax (Calderdale), Harrogate, Huddersfield (Kirklees), Middlesbrough, Redcar and Cleveland, Richmond, Rotherham, Scarborough, Skipton (Craven District) and Stockton on Tees.
Battle honours 
Including those inherited from preceding units
- Tournay, Belle Isle
- Jat War 1825–26
- Siege of Bhurtpore 1826 (Bharatpur)
- New Zealand,
- Mons, Le Cateau, Retreat from Mons, Battle of the Marne 1914 and 1918, Aisne 1914 and 1918, Armentières 1914, La Bassée 1914, Ypres 1914, 1915, 1917 and 1918, Langemarck 1914 and 1917, Gheluvelt, Nonne Bosschen, Neuve Chapelle, Hill 60, Gravenstafel, St. Julien, Frezenberg, Bellewaarde, Aubers, Festubert, Hooge 1915, Loos, Somme 1916 and 1918, Albert 1916 and 1918, Bazentin, Delville Wood, Pozières, Flers-Courcelette, Morval, Thiepval, Le Transloy, Ancre Heights, Ancre 1916, Arras 1916, 1917 and 1918, Scarpe 1917 and 1918, Arleux, Oppy, Bullecourt, Hill 70, Messines 1917 and 1918, Pilckem, Menin Road, Polygon Wood, Broodseinde, Poelcappelle, Passchendaele, Cambrai 1917 and 1918, St Quentin, Bapaume 1918, Rosieres, Ancre 1918, Villiers Bretonneux[disambiguation needed], Lys, Estaires, Hazebrouck, Bailleul, Kemmel, Bethune, Scherpenberg, Marne 1918, Tardenois, Amiens, Drocourt-Quéant, Hindenburg Line, Havrincourt, Epéhy, Canal du Nord, St Quentin Canal, Beaurevoir, Selle, Valenciennes, Sambre, France and Flanders 1914-18, Piave, Vittorio Veneto, Italy 1917-18, Struma, Doiran 1917, Macedonia 1915-18, Suvla, Landing at Suvla, Scimitar Hill, Gallipoli 1915, Egypt 1915–1916, Archangel 1918.
- Otta, Norway 1940, Withdrawal to Escaut, Defence of Arras, French Frontier 1940, Ypres-Comines Canal, Dunkirk 1940, St. Valery-en-Caux, Normandy Landing, Tilly sur Seulles, Odon, Fontenay Le Pesnil, Caen, Bourguebus Ridge, Troarn, Mont Pincon, St Pierre La Vielle, Gheel, Nederrijn, Aam, Venraij, Rhineland, Schaddenhof, Brinkum, Bremen, North-West Europe 1940 and 1944–45, Jebel Defeis, Keren, Ad Teclescan, Abyssinia 1940–41, Gazala, Cauldron, Mersa Matruh, Defence of Alamein Line, El Alamein, Mareth, Wadi ZigZaou, Akarit, North Africa 1940–42, 1942–43 and 1943, Banana Ridge, Medjez Plain, Gueriat el Atach Ridge, Tunis, Djebel Bou Aoukaz 1943, North Africa 1943, Primasole Bridge, Landing in Sicily, Lentini, Sicily 1943, Minturno, Anzio, Campoleone, Rome, Monte Ceco, Italy 1943–44 and 43–45, Sittang 1942, Pegu 1942, Paungde, Yenangyaung 1942, North Arakan, Maungdaw, Defence of Sinzweya, Imphal, Bishenpur, Kanglantonbi, Kohima, Meiktila, Capture of Meiktila, Defence of Meiktila, Rangoon Road, Pyawbwe, Arakan beaches, Chindits 1944, Burma Campaign (1942–44).
- The Hook 1953, Korean War 1952–53 (Theatre Honour)
- Iraq 2003 (Theatre Honour)
Infantry regiments are permitted to display 43 battle honours from the two world wars on the Queen's Colour and 46 honours from other conflicts on the Regimental Colour. Upon amalgamation, the Yorkshire Regiment had to choose from the total list of honours of its three antecedents which honours would be displayed on its new colours. The chosen honours were:
- Queen's Colour
- Mons; Marne 1914, 18; Aisne 1914, 18; Armentieres 1914; Ypres 1914, 15, 17, 18; Hill 60; Loos; Somme 1916, 18; Arras 1917, 18; Cambrai 1917, 18; Lys; Tardenois; Selle; Valenciennes; Piave; Vittoria Veneto; Doiran 1917; Suvla; Gallipoli 1915; Norway 1940; Dunkirk; St Valery en Caux; Normandy Landing; Odon; Fontenay le Pesnil; Schaddenhof; NW Europe 1940, 44–45; Keren; Gazala; El Alamein; Mareth; Akarit; Djebel Bou Aoukaz 1943; Sicily 1943; Minturno; Anzio; Monte Ceco; Sittang 1942, 45; Pegu 1942; Defence of Sinweya; Imphal; Meiktila; Burma 1942–45
- Regimental Colour
- Namur 1695; Blenheim; Ramillies; Oudenarde; Malplaquet; Dettingen; Louisburg; Quebec 1759; Bellisle; Martinique 1762; Havannah; St Lucia 1778; Martinique 1794, 1809; Tournay; Mysore; Seringapatam; Ally Ghur; Delhi 1803; Leswarree; Dieg; Corunna; Guadaloupe 1810; Java; Nive; Peninsula; Waterloo; Bhurtpore; Alma; Inkerman; Sevastopol; New Zealand; Abyssinia; Afghanistan 1879–80; Tirah; Relief of Kimberley; Paardeburg; Relief of Ladysmith; South Africa 1899–1902; Afghanistan 1919; Korea 1952–53; The Hook 1953; Iraq 2003
In addition to the displayed honours, the regimental colour will also display four emblems from the antecedents regiments:
- White Horse of Hanover – displayed top right; from the Prince of Wales's Own Regiment of Yorkshire
- Star of Brunswick – displayed bottom left; from Prince of Wales's Own Regiment of Yorkshire
- Dannebrog Cross – displayed bottom right; from the Green Howards
- Elephant & Howdah – displayed bottom centre; from the Duke of Wellington's Regiment
- Canada – The Rocky Mountain Rangers
- Canada – The Queen's York Rangers (1st American Regiment) (RCAC)
- Canada – The Royal Montreal Regiment
- Canada – 1st Battalion, The Royal New Brunswick Regiment (Carlton and York)
- Canada – Les Voltigeurs de Québec
- Pakistan – 10th Battalion, The Baloch Regiment
- Falkland Islands – The Falkland Islands Defence Force
- Royal Navy – HMS Iron Duke
- Royal Navy – HMS York
- Royal Navy – HMS Richmond
- Norway – Hans Majestet Kongens Garde (Bond of Friendship)
Order of precedence 
Royal Anglian Regiment
|Infantry Order of Precedence||Succeeded by
|The Yorkshire Regiment (14th/15th, 19th and 33rd/76th Foot)||The Prince of Wales's Own Regiment of Yorkshire||The 14th Foot West Yorkshire Regiment (The Prince of Wales's Own)|
|The 15th Foot East Yorkshire Regiment (The Duke of York's Own)|
|The Green Howards (Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own Yorkshire Regiment)(19th First North Yorkshire Regiment of Foot))|
|The Duke of Wellington's Regiment (West Riding)||The 33rd Foot First West Riding Regiment|
|The 76th Regiment of Foot|
|Lineage of 4th Battalion|
|4th Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment||The East and West Riding Regiment
(Except Minden Company)[nb 1]
|Kings Own Yorkshire Yeomanry Light Infantry||8th Battalion, The Light Infantry|
|3rd Battalion, Duke of Wellington's Regiment (Yorkshire Volunteers)||Yorkshire Volunteers||Humber Regt, Royal Artillery|
|West Riding Regt, Royal Artillery|
|Sheffield Artillery Volunteers|
|The 3rd Battalion, The Prince of Wales's Own Regiment of Yorkshire (Yorkshire Volunteers)||The Hallamshire Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment|
|The Leeds Rifles, Prince of Wales's Own Regiment of Yorkshire|
|The West Riding Battalion, Duke of Wellington's Regiment|
|The Tyne-Tees Regiment
(A & B Companies)[nb 2]
|4th/5th Battalion, The Green Howards (Yorkshire Volunteers)||3rd Battalion, The Prince of Wales's Own Regiment of Yorkshire|
|4th/5th Battalion, The Green Howards|
|7th Battalion, The Light Infantry|
|5th Battalion, Royal Regiment of Fusiliers|
Notes on 4th Battalion lineage 
- On disbandment HQ company & four infantry companies (ex Duke of Wellington's Regiment and Prince of Wales's Own Regiment of Yorkshire) transferred to 4th Battalion,The Yorkshire Regiment. The Light Infantry company (ex Kings Own Yorkshire Yeomanry) transferred to 5th Battalion Royal Regiment of Fusiliers
- On disbandment two companies (ex Green Howards) transferred to 4th Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment. Three companies (ex Light Infantry and Royal Regiment of Fusiliers) transferred to 5 Royal Regiment of Fusiliers
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- Duke of Wellington's Regimental Association website - Yorkshire Regimental Changes (25 January 2012)
- "Last Iron Fist combat soldiers arrive home from Iraq". People In Defence. MoD. 2 June 2009. Retrieved 16 July 2009.
- "4 YORKS History". MoD. 2009. Retrieved 4 August 2009.
- "Delivering Security in a Changing World". MoD. July 2004. pp. 8 (paragraph 2.16). Retrieved 4 August 2009.
- "Roll of Honour".
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- The London Gazette: . 25 July 2008. Retrieved 16 July 2009.
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- Argument, Barbara (25 July 2008). "Brave soldier remembered at ceremony". Teesside Evening Gazette. gazettelive.co.uk. Retrieved 21 July 2009.
- 2nd battalion medal parade April 2008[dead link]
- Atkinson, Neil (9 July 2009). "Huddersfield soldier Liam Holland in final Iraq campaign". Huddersfield Examiner. examiner.co.uk. Retrieved 28 July 2009.
- UK MoD defence News (22 August 2009)
- MoD defence News (2 February 2010)
- Yorkshire Regiment Website News
- New brigade take over in Helmand
- Ministry of Defence news article – Army 2020 announcement confirms Army to be reduced by 23 units
- Army cuts: Yorkshire Regiment to lose 2nd Battalion (Green Howards) – BBC News, 5 July 2012
- "Support brews for Army benevolent fund". The Northern Echo. thenorthernecho.co.uk. 22 April 2008. Retrieved 28 July 2009.
- "Brewery launches beer in aid of Yorkshire regiment". Malton Mercury. maltonmercury.co.uk. 23 April 2008. Retrieved 28 July 2009.
- Official Mod Regimental Website, FREEDOM CITIES, BOROUGHS AND TOWNS
- DWR Regimental website
- Yorkshire Regiment Journal, April 2007, Page 11
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